Sheryl Monks is a writer and the former co-owner/editor of Press 53, an Indie book publisher in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte and a BA in English from Salem College. She has worked with both well-known and emerging authors and developed a strong line of literary fiction at Press 53, establishing it as one of the many outstanding small presses in the US.
Her own stories have earned recognition and awards, including a Northwest NC Regional Artist's Project Grant, the Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award, and finalist nods in literary contests sponsored by Backwards City Review and VERB: An Audioquarterly. Sheryl's stories have appeared in RE:AL — The Journal of Liberal Arts, Backwards City Review,and Southern Gothic online.
She is currently working on a novel and a collection of stories.