Founded by local fiction writer Victor David Giron in 2010, this DIY press started out as a semiserious way for him to publish his autobiographical novel Sophomoric Philosophy. But thanks to a 2012 deal with the publishing collective Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Curbside is now churning out works by a long roster of top-notch writers, including Chicagoans Samantha Irby (Meaty), Tim Kinsella (Let Go and Go On and On), and Megan Stielstra (Once I Was Cool ). For wry, off-kilter, but always poignant writing, Curbside’s your go-to.