Submissions to So Fi Zine are currently closed.

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So Fi Zine is a sociological fiction zine for arts-based research, creative sociology, and art inspired by social science. The zine publishes short stories, poetry, photography, photo essays, cartoons, and other creative works. Edition #6 will be published in November 2019.

Edition #6 is inspired by Deborah Lupton’s digital, creative, more-than-human and future oriented research. Pieces are invited that creatively explore sociological futures: bodies, spaces, disciplines and things. Broaden our field of vision. Bring us tomorrow today. Write stories that take us somewhere better than here (or not). Make art that takes a stand.

Submission guidelines:

  • All text submissions should be in a .doc or .docx file using size 12 font
  • All visual submissions should be in .pdf or .jpeg format
  • Authors may submit two pieces to any edition – for example, two short stories or one poem and one photo essay
  • Separate your submissions into individual documents
  • Each submission must be under 1200 words
  • Include an author bio (under 50 words) in your submission document (even if you are submitting using a pseudonym)
  • Use ‘So Fi Zine #6 Submission’ in your submission email subject line

Submit via email to

Submissions close on September 30, 2019.

If you have questions please check the FAQs before emailing

Some future thinking prompts:

Send us a postcard from the future. Design a postcard picture (update an existing one or DIY from scratch) and regale us with a short tale from 2080. See this Lancaster uni example for inspiration.

Pen a birth notice for a new sociology of the future. Welcome a manifesto into the world.

Interview a future thing. Take us beyond today’s IoT and into dialogue with tomorrow’s creatures, places, and objects.

Sketch a meeting with your future self. Craft a comic strip where you meet your future self – who are you?

Invent the research of the future. Contribute to our list of tomorrow’s sociological book titles and (re)write the disciplinary canon.

See the previous calls for submissions here.