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 closed for submissions.

The magazine was open for submissions over December 2017 for our third issue. We hope to get back to those who submitted by the end of January

In the meantime, you can subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this page, or if you any questions please contact [email protected].

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

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