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<3 Clancy's Love Reading <3 is TONIGHT

Tonight is the night, friends. Wash the pink stain of rose from your lips, throw on your favorite red dress and come out for this month’s Clancy’s reading night all about, you guessed it, love. The fun kicks off at 7 p.m. at Uncharted Books with Valentine treats. Readings start ’round 7:45.

Readers will include:

Alex Nall
Nicki Yowell
Femmily Robison
Meghan McGrath
Peyton Leigh Stuart
Sam Edmonds
Elizabeth S. Tieri

RSVP here. 


<3 V-Day Love Reading <3 2/16 @ Uncharted

We’re hosting our next reading at Uncharted on Sunday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. Here are the deets: 
For February, Self-Publishers of Chicago explores the most abstract of emotions: love. But, like, love of a person, a cheeseburger, a town, any adoration that fully encompasses and swallows one up!

Come a bit a early (around 7) and indulge in some candy treats and swap sweet missives at the SPOC Valentine card station. Is SPOC your zine sweetheart? Drop us a love note in our decorated box and let us know you care.

Confirmed readers for the evening include:

Alex Nall
Nicki Yowell
Femmily Robison
Meghan McGrath
Peyton Leigh Stuart
Sam Edmonds

Elizabeth Tieri

Valentine goodies at 7. Readings commence between 7:30-7:45. Show goes roughly til 9:30. BYOB. RSVP here. 

LAST GASP is TONIGHT @ Uncharted Books

Today is finally the day. There’s a chill in the air, the leaves have just begun their gentle descent. The perfect time to think about death, rebirth, legacy, right? LAST GASP, our first in our series at Uncharted Books, kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. It’s all about the memory we leave behind as writers and performers. Cool and morbid, right?

We’ll have some free snacks. Paper Moon Pastry will roll in with delicious treats for sale as well.

Our readers for tonight include:

Jonas Cannon, Anita Mechler, Daniel Majid, Grant Reynolds, Jes Skolknik, Elizabeth Tieri and Nicki Yowell. Alright!

JUST A REMINDER, Uncharted Books has moved from its old location and is now located at 2620 N. Milwaukee, right around the corner from the Logan Square Blue Line stop.

RSVP here. 

One Year Party is TWO DAYS AWAY!


Disturbing yet jovial poster design by our own Grant Reynolds.

In a mere TWO DAYS, Self-Publishers of Chicago celebrates its first year of life. To celebrate, we’re eating Funfetti cake, drinking a variety of beveragery and, oh yeah, we’re having some readers too.

The action goes down from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at Uncharted Books in Logan Square. 

Among the talented folks:

Eric Bartholomew of Junk Drawer will regale us with an interactive survey of junk items the world over.

Meghan McGrath will bring back the glory of our Fire Dog zine with an informative and entertaining fire dog career booth and performance.

Jonas Cannon, likely clad in an amazing chapeau, will read his not-so-haunted tale from Ghostly Stories.

Grant Reynolds has a brand new SPOC theme for us which will be accompanied by a resplendent slideshow.

Jen Twigg clues us in on the finer points of both running Chicago Zine Fest and being an amazing educator.

Elizabeth Tieri of the Back to Print publishing house reads her poem from Ghostly Stories. It was about a black light poster, folks.

Nicki Yowell will be giving the State of the SPOC address complete with a not-to-be-missed performance of pantomime, song and improvisation.

TOMORROW at 8 p.m. we’ll be getting ready for the action at Nicki’s by baking and frosting cakes, fine-tuning performances and making decorations. E-mail selfpublishersofchicago@gmail for more info.

Submit to TOY Zine by Back to Print


Feel like exploring your childhood toy memories? Back to Print is putting together their holiday time publication, a TOY zine and wants YOUR submissions. Here’s the skinny:

“Send us your stories, poetry, artwork, rants and whatnot regarding the toys you had, have, or always wanted. This is your chance toreminisce, brag, or whine to your heart’s content. So do it.”

Submission are due by MIDNIGHT this FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7. A release/reading event will follow. Send your work to getbacktoprint@gmail.com. RSVP for the event on Facebook here. 


Super-fantastic-fun-time Meeting Tomorrow @ Nicki’s at 7:30

Super-fantastic-fun-time Meeting Tomorrow @ Nicki's at 7:30

Be there or be square. 7:30. SPOC. Nicki’s House. E-mail selfpublishersofchicago@gmail for the address, buddy.

If you’re out on the town tonight, check out our friend Liz Tieri’s storybook fundraiser over at the Green Eye round-about 7-11ish tonight. RSVP on Facebook. It’s for a good cause!