Since Foglifter’s first journal issue in April of 2016, we have showcased nearly 300 LGBTQ+ writers, partnered with RADAR Productions to publish a queer Latinx poet’s first chapbook, and produced four anthologies of LGBTQ+ writing with local community organizations showcasing queer writing across generations. We’ve also begun a fellowship that pays two emerging writers—one transitional-age youth (18–25) and one elder (50+)—to learn about magazine production, to be published in our journal, and to curate and produce their own intergenerational reading with our guidance.
We pride ourselves in publishing our community’s brilliant literary artists, and also believe that their time and energy is important. Starting in 2019, we have paid every contributor, reader, and host, and offered stipends to staff and guest editors.
Foglifter has made great strides since 2016 and our future is just as ambitious. With your support, we can achieve it. We have a new anthology coming early in 2021 focusing on what the concept of home means to queer and trans writers in this age of political upheaval and resistance. We are also excited to launch our newest project, a yearly chapbook series publishing Bay Area queer and trans writers of color.
Your gifts will ensure all these projects are successfully launched and help us bring our authors on book tours to LGBTQ+ communities across the country. With your help, we will not just grow, but increase our reach into the communities we represent, all while providing a bigger platform for even more queer and trans writers to shine.