Ted Morrissey is the founding publisher of Twelve Winters Press. He originally published the novel Men of Winter in 2010 with another independent press (now apparently defunct). His other books of fiction are the novel An Untimely Frost, the novella Weeping with an Ancient God, and the novelette Figures in Blue (all from TWP, though Figures in Blue originally appeared in a digital edition from Battered Suitcase Press). Weeping with an Ancient God was named a Best Book of 2016 by Chicago Book Review. His novel in progress Mrs Saville is being published serially at Strands Lit Sphere. His short stories and other writing have appeared in more than forty national and international journals, including Glimmer Train Stories, Paris Transcontinental, PANK, North American Review, and the Chariton Review. New work is forthcoming in Everest, Southern Humanities Review, and Lakeview Journal. He holds a Ph.D. in English studies from Illinois State University, and he also published the monographs The Beowulf Poet and His Real Monsters and Trauma Theory As a Method for Understanding Literary Texts, both with Mellen, whose editors awarded the Beowulf book their D. Simon Evans Prize for distinguished scholarship. He was the founding publisher and editor of A Summer’s Reading literary journal (1997-2004), and he helped establish Quiddity international literary journal and public-radio program, co-editing and doing layout and design for the first four issues. See his autobiographical page for further information.
Jeffrey Calzaloia is a contributing editor to Twelve Winters Press. He attended Massachusetts Bay Community College, has presented his work at Illinois State University’s David Foster Wallace Conference, and has been published by Lit Fest Press and Catapult. He lives in Massachusetts, where he is finishing his first novel.
Pamm Collebrusco, associate editor of the Press, continues a family tradition with a career in publishing. She began in the publicity department at the University of Chicago Press, did editorial proofreading for Sage Publications, and returned to the Midwest where she served as research editor for an Illinois legislative commission. A freelance editor and proofreader, Pamm has master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana. She also serves as an associate editor for Quiddity.
Brian Jackson, contributing editor, was educated at University of Kansas, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (serving as teaching assistant for Beat poets Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso); New York University; Southern Illinois University; and the University of Illinois at Urbana. He holds a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University in trans-Atlantic Modernism. His teaching posts have included lecturer in English at University of Illinois at Springfield. His poetry and prose have been published widely, and he is the author of the poetry collection From Delancey West, from BlazeVOX Press.
John McCarthy, contributing editor, is managing editor of Quiddity international literary journal and public-radio program. His debut poetry collection, Ghost County, was published in 2016 by MG Press; other work has appeared in The Pinch, Redivider, The Minnesota Review, RHINO, Salamander, Oyez Review, Midwestern Gothic, Jabberwock Review, and elsewhere. He divides his time between Carbondale and Evanston, Illinois.
Adam Nicholson is a contributing editor to Twelve Winters Press. He holds an M.A. in English from University of Illinois Springfield, where he has been an adjunct instructor in addition to teaching responsibilities at Lincoln Land Community College. He is a reader for Quiddity and has read for the Best of the Net Anthology. He served as the co-director general and director of literary and special events at The Pharmacy art center from 2011 to 2013, and he’s currently the founder and managing director of Sala Creative Association. A long-time supporter of the Press, he contributed the Afterword to the novel Men of Winter.