Pick Up WORST BREAKUP EVER Zine @ Quimby’s


Looking to pick up SPOC’s newest comp zine Worst Breakup EVER ? Set your sights on Quimby’s Bookstore and grab one while you can. Out-of-towner? You can purchase it online at quimbys.com.

Broken Hearty Party: Join Us TMRW @ Uncharted, 7:30


Hey there lovebbugs! TMRW 2/26: Don’t miss out. It’s the Anti-Valentine Heart Wrencher Night @ Uncharted Books (2620 N Milwaukee Ave) at 7:30. We’ll be debuting our brand new Worst Breakup EVER zine as part of the event. A mere $3 gets you tales of woe, heartache and thank-God-I-dumped-that-turditude.

Readers/performances include: Victoria Harley, Tony Jeswald, Liz Mason, Mike Vinopal (in abstentia), Nicki Yowell, Rachael Zalutsky, and Peyton Stewart.

The whole soiree will be sponsored by our friends from Radio One Chicago so show up early for awesome swag and the skinny on the raddest in Chicago music. As always, donations accepted on behalf of SPOC and BYOB. Bring cash fo zines.

RSVP hurrrr.

Thanks a bundle to all the folks who contributed to the zine. It’s been a minute since we made a collab zine and it sure is awesome!

This Sunday Is Funday @ Relaxing Lady’s Library


2/22, Mail Art with the Self Publishers Of Chicago (SPOC) 3-5 p.m. @TRITRIANGLE 1550 N Milwaukee Ave Fl 3

Come by and make something beautiful for the USPS and the recipient of your choice to enjoy with Self Publishers Of Chicago (SPOC). We’ll have some art supplies on hand and of course library materials are available for scanning/copying and using, but feel free to bring your favorite stamps, fancy tape, stickers, markers, etc.


Midnight TONIGHT: Worst Breakup EVER Zine Submission Deadline


Happy post-VDay. Hope you can make it through your candy heart and pink champagne hangovers long enough to send your submissions tonight.

MIDNIGHT TONIGHT 2/15 is zero hour for submissions for the Worst Breakup Ever zine. Prose should be 500-1200ish words, image files should fit into the standard half 8 1/2 by 11 zine size and be (preferably) JPEGs. No PDFs puhlease. Send submissions to selfpublishersofchicago@gmail.com
Reminder: selected submissions will be read/performed at our Anti-Valentine Heart Wrencher Night (2/26, 7:30 pm @ Uncharted Books). It’s being sponsored by Radio One Chicago, which is pretty exciting.
If you’re burning the midnight oil and have a submission still simmering by late tonight, just shoot us an e-mail and we’ll work with you on an extension if necessary. Thanks to everyone who’s already submitted! Should be an amazing project.

1 Week Left To Pour Your Heart Out!


You have a mere week to put the final touches on your harrowing breakup tales! The deadline for our Worst Breakup Ever zine is midnight next Sunday 2/15, the day after V-Day for you laymen out there. Send submisshes to selfpublishersofchicago@gmail.com. Selected submissions will be read at our Anti-Valentine Heart Wrencher Night at Uncharted Books on Thursday 2/26.

Anti-Valentine Heart Wrencher Night: 2/26


In the wake of Valentine’s Day, Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC) brings you an evening filled with tales of love gone awry. Wallow in the sweet misery with us on Thursday 2/26 at Uncharted Books from 7:30 p.m. til 10ish.

Performers will be selected from submissions to our Worst Breakup Ever zine.

Broken candy hearts and bitter tears are on the menu. And, as always BYOB. SPOC accepts your breakup condolences in the form of donation$$$$$.

Readers TBA.

Interested in submitting to the zine? Check it.

RSVP here.

***Sponsored by Radio One Chicago****

Submit To Worst Breakup EVER: a SPOC Anti-Valentine Zine


♥ Hello dear SPOCsters. ♥

Did you know it’s about to be the lovey-est of lovey lovey times (barrrffff)? That being so, we want to create a brand new SPOC compilation zine all about, you guessed it, the implosion of relationships. We want your true life (or tall tale) breakup stories. Preferably embarrassing, darkly comedic and adolescent. But any kind, really.

Prose submissions should be 500-1500 words. We’ll also accept comics submissions but if you plan to submit shoot us some loose panel/size specs. Keep in mind it’ll be standard zine size (8 1/2 by 11 folded).

We’ll take up to 10 submissions from you, the multi-talented SPOC public. The deadline will be Sunday 2/15 at MIDNIGHT, (in case you need to phone in any last minute Valentine disappointments). ;-)

A selection of the submissions will be performed at our Anti-Valentine Heart Wrencher Night at Uncharted Books (date TBA).

Send written submissions to selfpublishersofchicago@gmail.com as Word docs and visual ones as JPEGs/GIFs. You are encouraged to include as many scanned love letters, scrawled over and burned photos of exes and drawings soaked and/or stained with tears.

Get writing, dear hearts.
♥ Nicki

RSVP on the ‘Book. 

***Sponsored by Radio One Chicago****