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Do you still have holiday shopping to do? Order by Monday, December 18th and we'll guarantee delivery by Christmas day. Still not enough incentive? Use the code GIVEBOOKS20 and get 20% off from our online store. Save money, get the perfect gift, AND support local businesses at the same time? It's almost too good to be true.


Is "become an author" on your 2018 New Year's resolutions list? If so, then we have the perfect opportunity for you! The Third Annual Wild Onion Novella Contest is accepting submissions until December 31st. Curbside Splendor is thrilled to have Tim Kinsella as our guest judge this year. So if you have a novella that you've been dying to share with the world make sure you get it in before the ball drops! 


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Undead Deals on Spooky Boo(k)s!


Our annual Halloween sale has risen from the dead! Crawl into the horror of Halloween with a truly spooky new read. All of our Dark House Press titles will be 50% off now until the very stroke of midnight on Halloween! Titles covering everything from murder and disease to the post-apocalyptic world, these books are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Check out this deal before it disappears!

Dark House Press aims to publish neo-noir, speculative novels, short story collections and anthologies with a literary bent. It is an imprint of Curbside Splendor Publishing.


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.

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Halle Butler Nominated for Five Under 35!

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We’re thrilled to announce that Halle Butler has been named one of the National Book Foundation’s Five Under 35 for her first work, Jillian. 

The award goes to “debut fiction writers… whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape.” We can’t help but agree. Get the full story here and pick up a copy of Jillian in our online store here for only $9.99 on out online store throughout October!

Congratulations, Halle!

"[Jillian] offers up its characters for hatred and ridicule with such energy, obsessive detail and hopelessness that the reader can't help but read on, through exasperating flinches of sympathy and recognition. A novel that reads like rubbernecking or a junk-food binge, compelling a horrified fascination and bleak laughter in the face of outrageously painted everyday sadness."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Butler’s aim is perfect, and her touch deft."
—Publishers Weekly