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Announcing Chelsea Martin's New Novella "Mickey" in Spring 2016


Curbside Splendor is excited to announce it will publish Chelsea Martin’s novella, Mickey, in Spring 2016. 

After breaking up with Mickey, a young woman struggles to situate her life and her art and reach her mysteriously absent mother. Told in a series of vignettes, Mickey explores the often humorous journey to figuring out life (or not) amidst drunken mistakes, Ina Garten fan art, reality TV marathons, bathroom sex, and the daydreamed titles of imaginary installations. 

Here's what people have said about Even Though I Don't Miss You (Short Flight/Long Drive, 2013):

"Chelsea Martin's Even Though I Don't Miss You is also funny, and tragic in the way that staring at the Internet until you pass out in a pile of Doritos crumbs is tragic. Her deceptively relaxed prose perfectly captures the Facebook-guzzling void that constitutes modern heartbreak. Fav."
—Lena Dunham, Wall Street Journal

"About halfway through, I said, "This book is giving me feelings.""
—Mary Miller, author of The Last Days of California 

"Martin's a brooding minimalist who is great on relationships, the choreography of neurosis, and the feedback loop between selfishness and self-abnegation"
—Justin Taylor, Vice

Chelsea Martin is the author of the short story collections Everything Was Fine Until Whatever (Future Tense, 2009) and The Really Funny Thing About Apathy (Sunnyoutside, 2010), as well as the poetry collection Even Though I Don’t Miss You. She also writes and illustrates the bi-weekly comic Heavy-Handed, which has been published online by The Rumpus since 2012, and is the creative director at Universal Error. She has a BFA in writing and illustration from California College of the Arts and lives in Oakland, California.