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, poetry, and reviews of science fiction from New Zealand and Pacific writers, with a particular focus on new and emerging writers.

Our first issue is finally here! You can read it online or download it as a PDF, MOBI, or EPUB. We also releasing an audio version of the issue as our talented authors record it. You can listen to this on our site, or download it for free on our Band Camp page.

Sponge is currently open for submissions.

Deadline: 30 June 2017

Please submit your stories, poetry, or reviews through the submissions page.

You can subscribe to our mailing list in the footer of the website. We will keep you up to date with issue releases and when we open for submissions. For more regular updates, please follow us on Twitter.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

Special thanks to Ivan Ignatov for designing and building this website and to Ben Uffindell for coming up with the name.

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