Sponge is an online journal for science fiction and speculative fiction, based in the post-apocalpytic city of Christchurch, New Zealand. We publish short stories and poetry from NZ, Australian, and Pacific writers, with a particular focus on new and emerging writers.
Sponge is currently looking for submissions for our sixth issue.
You can submit your stories, poetry, or reviews through the submissions page. Information about manuscript formatting and other submission guidelines can also be found on this page.
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Special thanks to Ivan for designing and building this website and to Ben for coming up with the name.
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