STLSPEX 2020 Illustration by Valeria Rodriguez.

The St. Louis Small Press Expo is an exposition of zines, chapbooks, lit mags, poetry, comics, small press authors, indie publishers, and print culture.

Dear Small Press Community – we have sad (though probably not surprising) news. The 2020 St. Louis Small Press Expo is canceled due to safety concerns over COVID-19.

But never fear! We will still be promoting vendor work, hosting workshops, and doing other things to support independent press this year as we prepare to bring back the Expo in 2021. Stay tuned for more.


STL SPEX stimulates the independent literary and printing community in St Louis by providing resources to authors and creators in the form of training, networking opportunities, and through the annual indie-print showcase that is our namesake – the St. Louis Small Press Expo.

About The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis works to enrich lives and inspire curiosity, creativity, and learning through experiences with contemporary art. Our mission is to create meaningful engagement with the most relevant and innovative art being made today. We are a welcome space, free to all.