A Note from the Publisher:
These last few years have been difficult. Rather than list the particulars, let’s just say entropy set in. But it is the nature of chaos that disorder must ultimately move toward order. This new order will involve Twelve Winters reinventing itself for the present reality. I originally created the press on a traditional model, but I’ve had to accept that the traditional approach is not suited for our current world: a place where reading literature is on the decline — in fact, practically in free fall. I’ve discovered that no amount of quality writing, attractive design, competitive pricing, variety of formats, gushing reviews, author readings, book signings, winning of awards, social-media promotion, and traditional advertising can budge enough readers to select our books to make the press anything close to solvent.
Nevertheless, I still believe the world needs great literature, and that great writers need a way to get their words into the world (whether the world wants them or not). So, over the next few months, I will be reshaping Twelve Winters into a different sort of literary thing (I’m still figuring it out myself). I know I have let writers down, and I regret that; but I haven’t forgotten you.
Thank you, sincerely and humbly, for your interest in Twelve Winters, in the past and the present. Please try to keep the faith, and to keep an eye out for a new version of Twelve Winters and its mission.
Ted Morrissey, author & CEO
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Mrs Saville won the Manhattan Book Award in Literary Fiction (2020).
Crowsong for the Stricken, a prismatic novel by Ted Morrissey, has won the International Book Award and the American Fiction Award in Literary Fiction (Book Fest 2018). Crowsong is also a Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Book of 2017.
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Also, congratulations to the Vachel Lindsay Poetry Prize finalists: Neil Carpathios (“Confessions of a Captured Angel”), Leonard Cress (“Craniotomy and Other Sestinas”), Kimberly Mathes (“Finally, the Moon”), Nick Admussen (“Fly or Fight”), Philip Raisor (“That Naked Country”), Ben Gunsberg (“Welcome, Dangerous Life”), and Alejandro Escudé (“What the Atheists Speak Of”).
Congratulations to J.D. Schraffenberger (The Waxen Poor), John McCarthy (Extinguished & Extinct, ed.) and Ted Morrissey (Weeping with an Ancient God), whose books were included on Chicago Book Review’s list of the Best Books of 2015.
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Pushcart Prize Nominations: Congratulations to the following TWP authors whose work the Press has nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Each work appeared originally in their single-author collections: In fiction, “Still the Bomber” by Grant Tracey, from Final Stanzas, “Girls Like That Eat Lemon Pound Cake” and “B-Sides” by Beth Gilstrap, from I Am Barbarella; in poetry, “Tortuga,” “And So the Head Breaks Through,” and “Circle” by Rachel Jamison Webster, from The Endless Unbegun.
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