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Curbside Splendor Publishing
We're an independent and award-winning publisher of cutting-edge literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art, as well as an active producer of large-scale music and literary events in Chicago and beyond. Our titles have received national acclaim from Publishers Weekly, the Atlantic, the Huffington Post, Flavorwire, LA Weekly, Chicago Tribune, and NPR, just to name a few. Examples of our accomplishments include our story collection May We Shed These Human Bodies by Amber Sparks, which the Atlantic Wire named the best small press debut of 2012, and Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions by Michael Czyzniejewski that the likes of the Chicago Tribune heralded as one of the more unique takes on historical fiction.
Our aim to is highlight diverse, urban voices celebrating the delicate point where gritty life and art intersect; to present stories that are easily accessible, yet powerful. Our printed books are meticulously designed, marrying artists with authors to create unique volumes that mesh artistic expressions. In addition to our flagship Curbside brand, our imprints expand our areas of interest: Artifice Books showcases work that is aware of its own artifice, and Concepción Books showcases elegant and romantic bilingual poetry and prose.
In our Fall/Winter 2013 catalog you will find an exciting assortment of essay collections, novels, story collections, art books, and poetry collections.