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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.

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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

 

SPOC Seeks Illustrator in Residence

SPOC needs the help of illustrators, cartoonists, or other 2-D visual artists for:

  • Bi-monthly collaborative zines: Every other month, SPOC hosts readings at Uncharted Books in Logan Square. Writers submit their stories ahead of the show, and produce a zine to be read from and sold at the show. Our illustrator in residence is responsible for producing the cover image/concept, creating original images to pair with the stories, and collaborating with SPOC’s editor on final production decisions.
  • SPOC re-branding: Our masthead and logos haven’t changed much at all in 3 years — the Illustrator in Residence has the opportunity to articulate an entirely new visual identity for our group. (We’re long overdue for a re-brand.)

Truth Time

We can’t pay you. Not yet. So we’re giving you lots of free promotion, opportunity to build a portfolio, and a title you can include on a resume (as well as a page on our website reflecting both your position, and samples of your SPOC-work).

We understand that for some people, this is not a strong enough incentive– understood. We thank you for even reading this ad.

If however, you see value in collaboration, in building something small into something less small, you’ll find many willing partners for your vision.

12/22 Price Gun Warriors 7pm @ Uncharted Books

 

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This December, Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPoC) pays tribute to a different kind of folk hero: the Sales Associate. Join us at Uncharted Books on 12/22 for an evening of retail-Inspired horror stories, tall tales, and filthy slander– all reported directly from the trenches.

Performers

  • Sandy Orozco
  • Jeff Phillips
  • Ed Blair
  • Rachel Rodeck
  • Liz Mason

In the spirit of commerce, we’ll also be selling copies of a collaborative zine Tribute to the Sales Associate: A Folk Hero for the 21st Century, featuring the written work that night’s performers (and others).

It’s not too late to be featured in our zine Tribute to the Sales Associate. Submit your story to SPoC by December 16th. We’ll take drawings, lists scrawled onto receipt paper, and images of other artifacts found along the way. The stranger the better.

Free jug wine at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.

It’s been a pleasure serving you. Have a nice day!

12/15 Write Club @ The Hideout

Catch the sparkle of our Chicago Literati at Write Club, a monthly celebration of opinions and assholes alike! (Someone has to.)

WRITE CLUB is:
3 bouts of
2 opposing writers/2 opposing ideas (assigned in advance)
7 minutes apiece
Audience picks a winner
Cut of proceeds to charities of the winners’ choosing

$10 at door. Cash only. 7pm @ THE HIDEOUT