So Fi Zine publishes short sociological fiction, poetry, visual art, and other creative works. It is a Frances St Press publication. This zine is the brainchild of Ashleigh Watson. Ashleigh created the zine as part of an Endeavour fellowship she completed at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2017. This project builds on her doctoral research, which she completed on public sociology, fiction and arts-based methods.

Edition #3, inspired by the live methods work of Les Back and Nirmal Puwar, launched in July 2018. Read Edition #3 here. Edition #2, inspired by Howard Becker’s work on telling about society, launched in November 2017 at the Stranger Zines event in Sydney and The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference in Perth. Read Edition #2 here. Edition #1 was inspired by the fiction-based research of Patricia Leavy, and launched in June 2017 at the London Radical Bookfair. Read Edition #1 here.

Edition #4 of So Fi Zine will launch in late 2018.

Each edition includes features like Guest Editorials by the sociologists who inspire each edition (read the pieces by Patricia LeavyHoward BeckerLes Back and Nirmal Puwar), special drabble and advice column sections, and sociological horoscopes.

Keen to submit? Check the Call for Submissions and read the FAQS here.

To get in touch tweet @awtsn or email ashleigh.watson@griffithuni.edu.au.