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Fresh off the Presses


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



Raw Denim and True Grit :: Contribute to SPOC’s Zine of the West

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Are your thoughts bound for vast expanses of prairie, forbidding rocky mountains, and roaring rivers? Have gone west, young man?

A fascination to the entire world, the American West looms large in the mythology of our planet, as cultures collided amid rugged and often threatening, natural settings. An untouched landscape of varying texture came under the dominion of a boisterous new government, as an older way of life became slowly erased. Still, mankind’s believed control over nature shatters under the blizzards of vast mountain ranges, white hot heat so searing the land bursts into flames, and the raging floods that rise in a breath.

Send us your Western 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

Deadline: FEBRUARY 18 2016

This zine will first be made available at SPOC’s bi-monthly reading series at Uncharted Books. (Date TBD)