Alumni Miah Jeffra, Chad Koch Create New Queer Literary Journal, Foglifter

Monday, July 18, 2016
SFIST -- While San Francisco fights for queer spaces in the forms of bars and neighborhoods, some see a heightened need for a different kind of queer space: LGBT writing. When Bloom folded, California was left without a queer literary journals, so Miah Jeffra and Chad Koch, former editors at SF State’s periodical Fourteen Hills, decided to solicit writers for the launch of a new journal. Their offering, Foglifter, debuts on Monday in the Castro with a reading from some of those contributors. The publication takes its name and inspiration from “One of the great centers of queer liberation and queer politics,” as Jeffra gestures to San Francisco and its famous fog. But it also seeks, more metaphorically, “to lift the fog off of dominant narratives ... to disarm, to complicate.”