Kevin Morgan Watson: Founding Editor
Kevin Morgan Watson founded Press 53 in October 2005 and serves as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief with a special focus on Short Fiction and Poetry. As a publisher, he has worked with writers ranging from first-time published authors to winners of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. He has earned awards in both short fiction and poetry, but no longer writes for publication. Kevin also serves as an advisor for student adaptation of short stories to screenplays with the screenwriting faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking in Winston-Salem, NC. Contact Kevin directly by email.
Tom Lombardo: Poetry Series Editor
Tom Lombardo, of Atlanta, Georgia, is editor of Tom Lombardo Poetry Selections, a Press 53 imprint. Tom actively reads journals, magazines, ezines, and anthologies in search of poets to bring to Press 53 by way of his poetry series. Tom is a widely published and respected poet, and is a graduate of the MFA program at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. His mission is to bring 4-6 poetry collections to Press 53 each year. He has published two collections of his own poetry: What Bends Us Blue (WordTech, 2013) and The Name of This Game (Kattywompus Press, 2014). In 2008, Tom edited and published After Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events (Sante Lucia Books), which features 152 poems by 115 poets from 15 countries. Contact Tom at via email at Press 53.
Pamela Uschuk and William Pitt Root: Poetry Series Editors
The Silver Concho Poetry Series is edited by wife/husband team Pamela Uschuk and William Pitt Root. Pamela's literary prizes include the Dorothy Daniels Writing Award from the American League of PEN Women, Simi Valley, the King's English Poetry Prize, the New Millennium Poetry Prize, the Iris Poetry Prize, The Ronald H. Bayes Poetry Prize, the Tucson/Pima Literature Prize, and Struga Poetry Prize for a theme poem. She has also won awards and honors from the Chester H. Jones Foundation, Wildwood Journal, and Amnesty International. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages, and it appears over 300 journals and anthologies worldwide. She won the 2010 American Book Award, for Crazy Love: New Poems. Pamela is also editor of Cutthroat Magazine: A Journal of the Arts.
William Pitt Root served as Tucson Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2002, and taught at Hunter College. He was a US/UK Exchange Artist, Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and an NEA Fellow. He is the author of numerous books and his work has appeared in hundreds of publications.
He is poetry editor of Cutthroat Magazine: A Journal of the Arts.