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 next call for submissions?
A: Around August, 2021.

Q: When will the next edition of So Fi Zine come out?
A: Late 2021. The most recent edition launched in June 2021

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

Q: Is there a theme?
A: Not a strict one. Pieces can be about anything (sociological), though each edition is inspired by a leading sociologist’s work and I encourage submissions that speak to that theme

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 fiction we can illustrate research and social worlds in engaging and affecting ways. Through writing and making art we can experiment and open the boundaries of our disciplinary knowledges. If you want to know more, you can check out my writing here