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

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 St. Louis Small Press Expo! Over 100 vendors and around 1200 members of the public attended. We are amazed and awed and astounded!

We are hosting a virtual Winter Market – check out our social media accounts to purchase items from our 2019 vendors!


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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