Press 53 has announced for a new anthology series called Press 53 Spotlight that will showcase five poets and three short story authors who are gaining recognition and building solid reputations through publication and awards but have yet to publish a book-length collection in that particular discipline. Press 53 Spotlight will debut in January 2010.
Founding editor Kevin Morgan Watson and poetry editor Tom Lombardo will co-edit the anthology. The featured writers were found by way of the Press 53 Open Awards, through the general submissions process at Press 53, and from reading print and electronic literary journals and magazines.
The selected poets for the inaugural issue of Press 53 Spotlight are:
Alexa Selph of Atlanta, GA
Austin Segrest of Birmingham, AL
Clinton B. Campbell of Beaufort, SC
Lisa Zerkle of Charlotte, NC
Malaika King Albrecht of Pinehurst, NC
The featured short story writers are:
Ray Morrison of Winston-Salem, NC
Shaindel Beers of Pendleton, OR
Taylor Brown of Asheville, NC