Ted Morrissey is the founding publisher of Twelve Winters Press. His novels include Crowsong for the Stricken (International Book Award and American Fiction Award), Mrs Saville (Manhattan Book Award). His stories, novel excerpts, poems, essays and reviews have appeared in more than eighty publications.
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.