Update: There's still time! We are accepting submissions for our second annual Wild Onion Novella Contest, now extended to Monday, September 5th. Use the long weekend to add final touches to your novella manuscript and send them our way.
We are seeking novella submissions between 20,000 and 40,000 words that exemplify the best of Curbside's style — work that is gritty, experimental, speculative, weird, humorous, or any compelling combination of the above. And as always, we're looking for diverse, extraordinary voices. The entry fee is $10 and the winner will be announced in late October.
The winning entry will be selected by noted Chicago author Lindsay Hunter. Lindsay Hunter is the author of the novel Ugly Girls and the story collections Don't Kiss Me and Daddy's. She lives in Chicago with her husband, sons, and dogs.
The winning entry will be published in May 2017 to coincide with Indie Bookstore Day as a limited and numbered print run sold exclusively through our web store, as well as an e-book that will be distributed through Curbside's normal channels. The winner will receive $250 and 10 copies of the publication.