Small Press Day 2023

Join us on Saturday 5th August for Small Press Day 2023 – a hybrid SPD with events in-store and online! A celebration of self-publishing, DIY culture, and grassroots comics across the U.K and Ireland and the internet.


Want to host an event in a shop or venue? All the details of how to here

Have your Small Press Day event all figured out? Let us know all the details here

This year’s official SPD listings: HERE! Find the Small Press Day event closest to you and join us in-store on Saturday 5th August.


One hashtag to rule them all – join us on Twitter with #SmallPressDay

Calling all artists, writers, and shops – showcase your small press publications! Continuing a tradition started in 2020, our all-day Twitter SPD celebration is back but with a difference. This year it will be sleeker, sexier, and more streamlined with one hashtag.

Join us twittering throughout the day and share your creations, recommendations, and small press stock with photos, videos, and all-important webstores and purchase links. We’ll be using the hashtag #SmallPressDay to connect, platform, and amplify all your small press amazingness. *

Join us to take part, to champion small press, and to reach a wider audience – and lets spread SPD love across the world wide web.

* We reserve the right not to promote content/publications that may be considered inappropriate or harmful to our community. More info here.


Following the incredible success of the one-tweet-reviews over the last three years, Broken Frontier’s Editor-in-Chief, the wonderful Andy Oliver, has decided to do one better for Small Press Day 2023.

On Sunday 6th August, Andy will be holding free 1:1 work-in-progress reviews as a special supplement to this year’s SPD. Andy will be offering a small number of 1:1 Zoom sessions with artists nearer the beginning of their comics journeys to look at work-in-progress, discuss self-publishing and the UK small press scene, and to give advice about raising profile and getting attention for your work. These will run in the style of the old ELCAF Springboard Meetings – an informal chat with plenty of opportunity for questions – as part of the ‘Broken Frontier Connects’ initiative.

There will be twelve 15-minute spaces available on Sunday 6th, in two blocks between 2pm-4pm and 5pm-7pm. There will be no charge for these meetings.  Rather than a “first come first served” booking system, spaces will be allocated through an application process. Priority will be given to marginalised voices and/or work that embraces the language of comics. Open to creators resident in the UK and Ireland.

To apply fill in the Google form here

Alternatively, you can e-mail us at with ‘Broken Frontier One-to-One Meetings’ in the title field of the e-mail.

In your e-mail application, please provide us with the following information:

  • Artist name (if different from given name)
  • Website url
  • Social media details 
  • Which bookings blocks you will be available for
  • Three attached images representing your work
  • A short bio about yourself and your practice (optional)
  • Any access needs to support online participation (we’ll do our very best to meet these)

Applications must be received by the end of Friday 28th July. Successful applicants will be informed the weekend before Small Press Day.

Please remember: Broken Frontier is an inclusive platform seeking to celebrate the diversity of the medium and those who work in it. This means this opportunity will not be open to anyone who is either involved in, or who associates with those involved in, anti-progressive comics groups.


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