Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can criminologists (et al) submit?
A: Yes. So Fi Zine publishes creative work that is the outcome of or inspired by social science in general

Q: Can I submit poetry?
A: Yes. All forms of fiction are welcome—prose, poetry, prose-poetry… Feel free to submit visual art 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. Wherever possible, please have noted that the piece was originally published in So Fi Zine and link to

Q: Where will this be available?
A: Right here at

Q: When is the call for submissions?
A: Submissions typically open around March/April/May and August/Sept/Oct each year.

Q: When will the next edition of So Fi Zine come out?
A: Editions are usually published in June/July and November/December.

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: Submission info and guidelines are available here

Q: What are some examples of sociological fiction?
A: Check out previous editions of So Fi Zine to see the kind of work published

Q: Why?
A: Sociological fictions offer us so much — evocation, narrative meaning, a sensory attentiveness. With creative writing and visual art we can illustrate research and social worlds in engaging and affecting ways. Through writing and making we can experiment and open the boundaries of our disciplinary knowledges. If you want to know more, you can check out some of my writing here