GenderQueer Literature

Foglifter~ Reading Tonight!



Join us TOMORROW for a reading hosted by Foglifter, just femme & dandy at SMOL Fair!We’re so excited to announce our virtual reading, Between Futurity and Chaos: Imagining Queerer Possibilities! Hosted by Foglifter and just femme & dandy at SMOL Fair, this free event will feature work from Tarik Dobbs, Aldo Amparán, Kirin Khan, Wo Chan, Elle Hong, KB, and K. Iver, and Wryly T. McCutchen.

Thursday, March 24th at 5:00 PM (PT). Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be available. This event is free to the public. 

We are thrilled to welcome Mihee Kim, Zak Salih, and Tauheed Zaman as guest editors to our team! 

Guest Fiction Editor: Zak Salih (he/his) is the author of the novel Let’s Get Back to the Party, recommended by O, the Oprah Magazine; BuzzFeed; Cosmopolitan; The Millions; Electric Literature; Vanity Fair; the Advocate; Harper’s Bazaar; Kirkus Reviews; Lambda Literary; and other publications. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Foglifter, Epiphany, Crazyhorse, the Florida Review, the Chattahoochee Review, the Millions, Apogee Journal, Kenyon Review Online, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He lives in Washington, DC. 

Guest Poetry Editor: Mihee Kim (she/her) is a writer, visual artist, and cultural organizer. She works intuitively across disciplines and traditions, foraying between writing, multi-modal collage, painting, and craft forms. Her writing has been nominated for Best of the Net, a Pushcart Prize, and her manuscript Nomenclature was named a finalist for the Bergman Prize. Nomenclature is forthcoming from Kelsey Street Press in the Fall of 2022. She earned a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA at California College of the Arts, where she was awarded the Leslie Scalapino Award. Mihee is also managing director of Kearny Street Workshop, a longstanding arts nonprofit for Asian Pacific Americans. She creates on Chochenyo Ohlone land, also known as beloved Oakland, California.
Guest Hybrid and Nonfiction Editor: Tauheed Zaman (he/him) is a Bengali-American writer and physician who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. His prose appears in Salon and Foglifter Press. His science writing has been published in several medical journals including the Journal of Addiction Medicine and Substance Abuse Journal. When not writing, you can find him kayaking the Pacific coast or singing with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.These writers have contributed incredible works to our journal, and we cannot wait for their vision to shape our next issue. For full bios of our guest editors, please visit this website

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN! Send your incredible work to our gorgeous editors by May 1st!


We’re so excited to welcome new members to our staff and announce a reorganization of our leadership. Learn more about our growing team below!Foglifter is thrilled to have Charlie Neer (they/them) as our new Accessibility Coordinator! Charlie is a nonbinary queer writer from the Bay Area. Their work is featured or forthcoming in “Show Me Your Papers” by Main Street RagThe Swamp Literary Magazine, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and more. Charlie Will continue to serve as our Assistant Poetry Editor in addition to this new role.

We are overjoyed to announce that Michal “MJ” Jones (they/him) is now our Editor-in-Chief! MJ is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet & parent in Oakland, CA. Their poems have appeared in Anomaly, Kissing Dynamite, TriQuarterly Review, & wildness. Often addressing the troubling and haunting aspects of life, violence, and identity, MJ’s work blends the lyrical, documentary, and confessional modes. They have received fellowships from Hurston/Wright Foundation, VONA/Voices, & Kearny Street Workshop. They received their MFA in Creative Writing—Poetry from Mills College, where they received the distinguished Community Engagement Fellowship. They founded & currently facilitate Litany!, a monthly workshop for a cohort of Black queer poets. Their debut poetry collection HOOD VACATIONS is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2023, and they are hard at work on their second collection! Learn more at

We’re excited to welcome Judah Greenberg as our new Community Assistant! Judah is a queer Jewish writer and a 2021 graduate of Kenyon College. They are the 2021 winner of the Muriel C. Bradbrook Prize in prose. Judah is passionate about queer theory, Hamlet, and villains with tragic backstories (examples include but are not limited to Star Wars’ Kylo Ren, My Hero Academia’s Dabi, and The Monster from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein). They have recently uprooted from their hometown in Maryland and now reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 
For full bios of our new staff, please visit this website

Apply to be a part of Foglifter now!

Foglifter is happy to announce our new board members! We are thrilled to be led by such a fantastic group of queer leaders. This Board will be part of our new leadership and help our staff create the most inviting, celebratory space for queer and trans writers and artists. Stay tuned for more updates to our beautiful Foglifter team!Thank you to Natalia Vigil, Arisa White, Ruben Quesada, Matthew Clark Davison, Dr. Alicia Mountain, and William Johnson for joining the team!To access their full bios, please click here!MILO TODD’S NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP!

There’s still time to apply for Milo Todd’s writing workshop!

Application deadline is March 28th

After 2.5 years of planning, it’s finally arrived! The Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers is a virtual, all-queer workshop and craft lecture program. For LGBTQ+ writers, a lack of queer-focused guidance, support, and community in writing workshops can stifle or even stall progress for novels. Taking place remotely over nine months, the Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers is a program uniquely designed to fill this void and help queer writers complete or make significant progress towards completing a draft of their novel in a supportive community. LGBTQ+ writers will leave this immersive with a finished and/or more polished draft, a trajectory for getting published (including support for applying to higher-level GrubStreet programs, such as the Novel Incubator), and a supportive queer writing community that they can hold onto long after the program is over.Apply here!LUIZA GURLEY’S CHAPBOOK WORKSHOP!

Learn how to craft your chapbook project with Luiza Flynn-Goodlett!Do you have an idea that’s too unwieldy, strange, or diffuse for a single poem? A story to tell in verse? Or a voice you can’t shake? Enter the chapbook project—a place to explore and expand, and ultimately, travel outside your comfort zone to thrilling results.In this workshop, students will initiate a chapbook-length series of narrative poems, emerging from the process with a solid foundation on which to build their chapbook project.
Register here!


Our anthology is now available as an ePUB! 
Purchase it here.


Issues 6.1 is now available for purchase! 
Buy it here. As always, shop via Amazon Smile to donate a percentage of your order to Foglifter!

Have a lovely start to your spring!  We hope to see your submissions soon.

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