Frequently Asked Questions about So Fi (a sociological fiction zine)

Q: Can criminologists (et al) apply?
A: Yes

Q: Can I submit poetry?
A: Yes. All forms of fiction are welcome – prose, poetry, prose-poety… Feel free to submit sketches and other sociological craftings too

Q: I’ve never done this before / I can’t write fiction
A:  ~ yes you can ~

Q: Do authors retain copyright?
A: Yes, authors retain all copyright and may republish as they like. Please link to sofizine.wordpress.com wherever possible

Q: Where will this be available?
A: Right here sofizine.wordpress.com

Q: When is the next call for submissions?
A: Now! Submissions for Edition #2 are being accepted until September 30 2017. See the CFS flyer here.

Q: When will the next edition of So Fi come out?
A: Late November

Q: I’m only a student, can I submit?
A: Yes!

Q: Is there a theme?
A: No. Pieces can be about anything (sociological)

Q: How do I submit?
A: Please send your submission as a word document attachment (standard font etc please) with a <50 word bio to ashleigh.watson@griffithuni.edu.au

Q: What are some examples of sociological fiction?
A:Check out Edition #1 of So Fi to see the kind of work we have published. There are also many books that arguably sit on the blurry border of sociology/fiction – WEB DuBois, Frank Parkin, Ann Oakley, Patricia Leavy, Gabriel Tarde, David Buckingham have all written novels.

Q: Why?
A: I think there are many reasons sociologists should work with fiction. I’ve written about fiction as a method for public sociology in Cultural Sociology; Theory Culture Society published a special e-issue on fiction and social theory in 2015; The Sociological Review is currently running a blog series on sociology and fiction; and The Sociological Imagination often posts on fiction and sociology too.