Submissions Are Open : Other News ::


i’m david.

just want to let you know that while i prepare to move to portland in early may (holler), submissions are open — which also includes the ASK BRIAN section that’s new to us. very much anticipating some amazing submissions.

print journal is still coming out. i’ve been slightly hospitalized for a while, but am feeling geared up for s:p:: to get back out the coma.

our upcoming chapbooks are as follows:

Marcus McDonald – @snarkus666 (SPCH001)
Vanessa Jimenez Gabb – Red Poems (SPCH002)
Taylor Jacob Pate – the face of god (SPCH003)
Rachel Springer Dunbar – Summer of Tequila (SPCH004)
Philip Matthews – Living Now at Floral Park (SPCH005)
Ben Pease – Furniture in Space (SPCH006)

more info as it comes up. but send us poems and stories and cool things. we want to read them all!


Robert Balun

Robert Balun

Robert Balun is an MFA candidate at The City College of New York. His
poems have appeared (or will soon) in Smoking Glue Gun, Shampoo,
Specter, Word Riot, Heavy Feather Review, Keep This Bag Away From
Children, and others. He is one of the founders/curators of the
Bushwick Sweethearts reading and art series.

Poetry by Robert Balun



here’s the lowdown.

First, we are proud to say that we will be publishing the following chapbooks:
@snarkus666 by Marcus McDonald (SPCH001)
Red Poems by Vanessa Jimenez Gabb (SPCH002)
the face of god by Taylor Jacob Pate (SPCH003)

This list is not complete whatsoever. We are quite excited about the submissions we have received, and look forward to even more. Our reading fee was lowered to $5 until the end of January, so don’t procrastinate!

Our off-site reading during AWP in Seattle & first print journal are heating up, too. Click here to see details on our facebook page.

We have set up an indiegogo site for pre-orders of the journal and chapbooks, to help us be as efficient and effective as possible as the dates near. Please consider purchasing in advance, or even donating, as the chapbooks have a limited run, and will sell out. Click here to view that site. 

Tell a friend to tell a friend. S:P:: has big plans coming up!!! Thank you for your continued faith and support in our little journal.



CHAP:BOOKS:: alert

s:p::chap001 s:p::chap002


while the chapbook reading period is still open until valentine’s day, we can finally announce two titles we are beyond excited to publish at our off-site reading during AWP in Seattle this year! for details, keep going!  Continue reading

Alec Hershman


Alec Hershman lives in St. Louis where he teaches at The Stevens Institute of Business and Arts. He has received awards from the Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts, The Jentel Foundation, Ananda College, and The Institute for Sustainable Living, Art, and Natural Design. Other poems appear in current issues of The Laurel Review, Cream City Review, burnt district, Cerise Press, and Fifth Wednesday Journal.

Four Poems by Alec Hershman 

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