Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC) exists to create venues for writers, zinesters, and bookmakers to showcase their work.

  1. Readings – we host bi-monthly readings at Uncharted Books in Logan Square. Each reading includes 6-8 authors, but we welcome storytellers, balladeers, and performance art– anything that connects to that month’s theme.
  2. Collaborative Zines – we publish a themed zine in advance of each reading. We welcome submissions from writers, illustrators, cartoonists, collage-makers, and other 2-D work.
  3. Unique and Aberrant Print Media – Want to design your own postcards? Naughty bookmarks? New Taxonomies? Homemade maps? Pocket Guides? Posters?

We welcome your ideas — and we’ll do our best to connect you to creative partners, and promote your project.

For all inquiries, contact us by email : SelfPublishersofChicago [at] gmail [dot] com