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Soft Star Magazine features stories of science fiction, futurism, and speculative fiction with a healthy dose of optimism. No dystopias here; Soft Star stands for curiosity, openness, and the inherent magic of the unknown.

Soft Star publishes both online via this newsletter as well as in periodic print issues. Print issues also include full-color visual art pieces.


Miranda Adkins is the Editor-in-Chief of Soft Star Magazine. She is a writer, a linguist, and a software engineer. Her love of lit mags began when she served as the Design Editor and the Editor-in-Chief of Echo Literary Magazine during her time as a student at the University of Texas at Austin (2013-2017). She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Korinne West (she/they) is a Guest Editor for Soft Star Magazine's fifth issue, and a three-time contributor to the magazine. They are a graphic designer currently working in higher-ed communications in their home state of Texas. She spends her free time writing stories, reading stories, making art, and drinking copious amounts of tea.

Mellisa Pascale is a first reader at Soft Star. Mellisa's creative nonfiction and poetry have appeared in Paperbark, The Common, Hometown Poems, and other publications. She holds an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and an M.Phil. in Medieval Language and Literature from Trinity College Dublin. She is from southeastern Pennsylvania.

Elly Campbell is a first reader for Soft Star Magazine’s fifth edition. She lives in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her livelihood is construction; however, her personal life is enriched by literature, reading her cat’s tarot, and short story writing.

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Mellisa Pascale is a nature and travel writer from southeastern Pennsylvania. She is studying for her M.Phil. in Medieval Language and Literature at Trinity College Dublin. Find her at mellisapascale.com or on Instagram @mellisapascale
Texas-born writer and artist who cares an awful lot about sci-fi, medieval art, and plenty in between. Probably drinking tea right now.
Besides Elly's career in construction, she is an amateur short-story writer who prefers the fantasy and horror genres. Her first publication is 'Siberian Sprites' in Issue Four of Soft Star magazine.