ANTIBOOKCLUB – An excellent independent publisher from our hometown.
Curbside Splendor – More independent publishing, Chicago-style.
Gestalten – Publisher of visual art, design, typography, and archictecture books.


16oh Records – Fuckin’ hardcore record label by way of SoCal. Blood bros.
1980 Records – Lo-fi and experimental label from Chicago.
Chicago Mixtape – Free weekly mixtape hosting local Chicago bands.
Gnome Life Records – “Ear fruit and eye seeds.” Stopping-point for Daniel Higgs, Little Wings, et. al.


The Bad Version – ‘Bad’ meant here in the gnarly sense of the word.
The Conium Review – A new literary journal made by our friends in PDX.
Fjords Review – A D.C.-based lit journal that specializes in translated verse.
The Handshake – Chicago-based magazine with an excellent taste for ‘new journalism.’


Chicago Publishes – Huge resource of/for Chicago-based independent publishers. – Another huge resource for Chicago-based writing, publishing, and academic programs.
Creative Minds Press Self-Publisher FAQ – Excellent resource for writers and independent publishers.
Firstwriter – A sometimes-reliable resource for writers looking to find places to publish.
Flash Fiction Chronicles – Excellent resource for flash fiction markets.
Jane Stories Press Foundation – Resource for underrepresented women writers.
Library of Congress Online Catalog – No explanation necessary.
Literary Chicago – Yet another excellent Chicago lit-scene resource.
New Pages – One of the most comprehensive literary resources, ever.
Small Press Distribution – Great resource that also doubles as a great storefront.
Windy City Writers – Another Chicago-based writer’s resource.


The Book Cellar – Bookstore in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago who also does some cool events.
Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records – Book/recordstore in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago who sells mostly horror/sci-fi lit.
Laurie’s Planet of Sound – Another Lincoln Square record store, who also sells books. One of our fav. places in Chicago.
Reckless Records – Records, records, records (and also some DVDs).