Press 53 is an independent publisher of award-winning poetry and short story collections and is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. By no set design, about half of the books we publish are from writers in and around the Carolinas and surrounding states. The other half are located from Florida to California to Washington Sate to New England, and several points between. A little over half of our authors are women.
Our goal is to ignore market trends and publish writing we love.
We publish 6-8 poetry collections each year, including titles under our Tom Lombardo Poetry Selections, edited by Tom Lombardo, and our Silver Concho Poetry Series, edited by Pamela Uschuk and William Pitt Root..
We publish 6 short story collections each year by widely published and award-winning writers. One collection is published by way of our Press 53 Award for Short Fiction, while the remaining story collections come to us by actively seeking out writers we find in journals and magazines, and who are winning other contests, including the Prime Number Magazine Awards (formerly the Press 53 Open Awards), that is operated by our digital, online quarterly journal.
Every odd year on Halloween, we publish Surreal South, a collection of strange, odd, Gothic, southern stories, originally edited by Laura and Pinckney Benedict, and now edited by Josh Woods. Submissions are open Jan-Apr every odd year.
Also check out Prime Number Magazine, our quarterly online journal of distinctive poetry and prose from writers at all levels and tastes. Publishing in journals, magazines, and anthologies is a great way to build your bio, build readership, and meet other writers and editors who will later become your support team.
The Press 53 Blog is where you will meet and interact with some of our authors and editors.
We encourage you to visit our website at www.Press53.com and sample our books. This helps support our press and our authors. Also find us on Facebook and give us a 'Like."
Best regards and wishes,
Kevin Morgan Watson
Ends on 7/31/2014
Attendance as our special guest to the Press 53/Jacar Press Gathering of Poets on Saturday, April 4, 2015.