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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.
DEADLINE: APRIL 18 2016
SPOC is still seeking submissions to its mad science zine.
Send us your futurist visions : SelfPublishersofChicago [at] gmail [dot] com
- 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
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 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.)
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.
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.
- 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!
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