Press 53 primarily came to our attention as the publisher of Curtis Smith's new collection, Species Crown, which features two stories previously published in Hobart. "My Totally Awesome Funeral" (in Hobart #6) and "Amelia Imagines Herself in Terms of a Circle" (in Hobart #7) are two of the more exciting stories we have been lucky enough to publish in recent issues, and the collection is incredibly strong throughout. In fact, right before writing this intro, I checked Dan Wickett's blog, as I hadn't in a week or two, and it turns out he also currently has some great things to say about Curtis and Press 53.
The occasion for Dan's writing is this interview, conducted by Rusty Barnes, over at Night Train.
You can also check out some of Curtis' writing here: