At Press 53, we don't set out to be diverse or balanced; we set out to find great writing. The fact that almost 60% of our books are written by women shouldn't be a big deal. 

We publish writing that is powerful, thought-provoking, hard-hitting, smart, and brave. If you are looking for something with those qualities, check out some these titles.

And come back often for a new spotlight on eight of our kick-ass women writers.


Stephanie Carpenter

Maura Way

Ann Herlong-Bodman

Kelly Cherry

Glenis Redmond

Chauna Craig

Leona Sevick

Sally Shivnan