An exposition of zines, chapbooks, lit mags, poetry, comics, small press authors, indie publishers, and print culture.

We are hosting the St. Louis Small Press Expo on AUGUST 17th 2019 at Saint Louis Public Library Central Library at 1301 Olive Street. St. Louis MO 63103.

We’ve expanded to two floors this year because we had so many great vendor applications – we can’t wait to see all of your amazing work in person!

Vendor Applications are now closed.

Illustration by JJ McLuckie.

Hi there! We are a brand new group of organizers for the 6th year of the original St. Louis Small Press Expo.

We are Brandon, David, Maria, Max, Rachel, and Teddy. Please also welcome Joceline, our intern.

It is very nice to meet you.

Special thanks to the previous organizing team, and thank you to the founder Nicky, we are thrilled to carry forward the expo. Thanks for trusting us to do so. #TurningOverANewLeaf


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.

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