“Being a Writer isn’t About Having a Book”: An Interview with Kevin Watson of Press 53


KMW 2014Kevin Watson founded Press 53 in October of 2005. Since that time, Press 53 has published 160 titles, received almost 50 awards, and has earned an international reputation for publishing quality short fiction and poetry collections. With its home office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Press 53 has also teamed up with Tom Lombardo of Atlanta, Georgia, who edits Tom Lombardo Poetry Selections, and husband/wife team Pamela Uschuk and William Pitt Root of Tucson, Arizona, who edit the Silver Concho Poetry Series. Press 53 also publishes Prime Number magazine, a digital online quarterly co-founded in 2010 by Watson and award-winning author Clifford Garstang. Press 53 publishes widely published authors from all across the United States (58 percent to date are women), most found today by way of recommendations, scouting journals and magazines, and their annual writing competitions, the Press 53 Award for Poetry and the Press 53 Award for Short Fiction.


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