SPoC’s Last Hurrah?

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We’re back! And more nerd-friendly action for ages 8 to adult. Join SPoC for their last hurrah, and much needed beers in cans.

It’s all happening at the CHI-PRC at 8PM on Thursday May 19th.

There’s still time to keep SPoC alive! If you have a desire to take control of our disparate community of introverts and bookmakers, there’s an opportunity for you. Meet new people, see the insides of bars and bookstores, and engender the punk-rock aesthetic that zines and handmade books espouse.

Or you could just paint your nails and talk about boys. Either way.

Be there AND be completely square.

Love, Victoria

 

SPoC Tables at Chicago Zine Fest

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SPoC offered handmade postcards and zines during CZF2016

Thank you to all you beautiful people who supported handmade literary arts. SPoC appreciates your support.

Get Your Work Shown At Chicago Zine Fest

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SPOC will be tabling a chicago zine fest on saturday, april 30th.

Made some sweet bookmarks? Matchbooks? Zines? Chapbooks? Other self-made paper goods? We’ve got room for your work on our table.

Contact : selfpublishersofchicago [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

Mad Science : The Research Zine

 

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DEADLINE: APRIL 18 2016

 

SPOC is still seeking submissions to its mad science zine.

Send us your futurist visions : SelfPublishersofChicago [at] gmail [dot] com

DETAILS:

  • Word count: 500-1200 words — OR — something that suits one or more 5.5″x 8.5″ pages.
  • Genres Welcome: Prose, poetry, experimental nonfiction, personal essays, taxonomies, flowcharts, diagrams, scientific illustration

 

Submission Deadline: April 18th

Reading: April 26th @ Uncharted Books

Fresh off the Presses

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We’re pleased to announce that SPOC has a new Zine on the stands. Zine of the West contributors include: Eric Bartholomew, Victoria Harley, Blake Nemec, and Peyton Stewart.

You can find copies of the Zine of the West at fine purveyors of print media:

Quimbys Bookstore – Wicker Park

Women and Children First – Andersonville

Chicago Comics – Lakeview

Space Oddities – Humboldt Park

 

Science Zine – Call For Submissions

 

DEADLINE: APRIL 18 2016

In grade school, we learn the scientific method. You know, hypothesize, um, experiment, record, and some other stuff…

It’s no secret that giants of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) don’t garner the same attention and respect as professional athletes, film stars and scanty media whores. Though sensual biopics of larger-than-life figures find their way into our Netflix queues, the vast majority of what scientists pursue remains a mystery to the general public.

But arts and sciences run much the same path, with their respect for innovation, divergent thinking, and the daring to imagine, and realize the impossible. Help SPOC enshrine the adventure that is science, and respect the method.

Send us your futurist visions : SelfPublishersofChicago [at] gmail [dot] com

DETAILS:

  • Word count: 500-1200 words — OR — something that suits one or more 5.5″x 8.5″ pages.
  • Genres Welcome: Prose, poetry, experimental nonfiction, personal essays, taxonomies, flowcharts, diagrams, scientific illustration

Raw Denim and True Grit :: Contribute to SPOC’s Zine of the West

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THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST

Are your thoughts bound for vast expanses of prairie, forbidding rocky mountains, and roaring rivers? Have gone west, young man?

A fascination to the entire world, the American West looms large in the mythology of our planet, as cultures collided amid rugged and often threatening, natural settings. An untouched landscape of varying texture came under the dominion of a boisterous new government, as an older way of life became slowly erased. Still, mankind’s believed control over nature shatters under the blizzards of vast mountain ranges, white hot heat so searing the land bursts into flames, and the raging floods that rise in a breath.

Send us your Western Visions : SelfPublishersofChicago [at] gmail [dot] com

Details:

  • Word count: 500-1200 words — OR — something that suits one or more 5.5″x 8.5″ pages.
  • Genres Welcome: Prose, poetry, experimental nonfiction, personal essays, taxonomies, flowcharts, diagrams, scientific illustration

Deadline: FEBRUARY 18 2016

This zine will first be made available at SPOC’s bi-monthly reading series at Uncharted Books. (Date TBD)