Press 53 is a small independent publisher of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that was founded in October 2005. Kevin Morgan Watson is the founder, owner and Fiction Editor. Tom Lombardo is Poetry Editor. Press 53 is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and publishes full-length books by both new and established writers. In addition to finding and showcasing new writers and new books, it also has a fondness for bringing back great books that are out of print, which it re-issues under the Press 53 Classics imprint.