The Third Annual Wild Onion Novella Contest, Judged by Tim Kinsella!


We're happy to announce that the third annual Wild Onion Novella Contest will be judged by Tim Kinsella. 

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.

Tim Kinsella is the author of two novels, Let Go and Go On and On  (2014, Curbside Splendor) and The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Self-Defense (2011, Featherproof Books) and one book of non-fiction All Over and Over (2015, Joyful Noise / Featherproof Books). In 2014 he became the publisher and editor at Featherproof Books.

Since 1996 his band Joan of Arc and its related projects have released dozens of albums and they continue to tour internationally on a regular basis. He is a regular collaborator with the experimental theater group Every house has a door. In 2015 he was both the Artist-in-Residence at Joyful Noise Records and the Visiting Writer at Roosevelt University, as well as serving on the programming committee at Chicago Filmmakers. His life and creative work are the subjects of the Noisey / Vice feature documentary "Your War (I'm One of You).” 

Submissions will be accepted to our submittable page from October 15 to December 15. Previous winners include Joan Mycology for her debut novel Mycology and T. Sean Steele's Tacky Goblin. Keep an eye on our website for more details.