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The Twelve Winters Team

Damyanti Biswas is an Indian author currently based in Singapore. Her short fiction has been published at Smokelong, Ambit, Pembroke, Litro, Puerto del Sol, among others. Her work appears in various anthologies, and she serves as one of the editors of The Forge literary magazine. Her debut literary crime novel, You Beneath Your Skin, was published by Simon & Schuster India, and optioned for screen by Endemol Shine. Visit and follow @damyantig.

Deborah Brothers holds a Ph.D. in English Studies and currently works as a professor of writing and literature. She has published fiction, non-fiction, and scholarly work in a variety of newspapers, magazines, and journals including The Lion and the Unicorn, English Journal, Choice, and Artciencia.

Tim Crawford studied theatre at Minnesota State University Moorhead and graduated from George Washington University Law School. He was active in the theater communities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as an actor and director before turning to writing plays. His full-length play The Beatings Will Continue until Morale Improves was recently staged at the Valdez Theater Conference in Alaska.

Brady Harrison’s short fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including AethlonHigh Desert Journal, The Long Story, and Short Story.  He is the author, editor, or co-editor of several books, including the collection The Term Between and the forthcoming novel A Journey to Al Ramel. He lives in Missoula, Montana. Visit Brady’s webpage.

John Paul Jaramillo holds an MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University and he is the author of the novels Carlos Montoya and Little Mocos, and the story collection The House of Order — a 2013 Latino Book Award Finalist. In 2013 Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its Top 10 New Latino Authors to Watch and Read. Currently, Jaramillo works as Professor of English at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois. Visit and follow @johnpjaramillo.

Elia Karra is an author and filmmaker from Greece. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lindenwood University, and her work appears or is forthcoming in various publications, including Cease, CowsCrow & Cross Keys, and The Lovers. She is currently working on her debut novel, and is the co-creator of a comic series in production. Visit and follow @eliakarra.

Melissa Morrissey is a retired schoolteacher and school administrator, with degrees from Eastern Illinois University and University of Illinois. She was a finalist for Teacher of the Year in Illinois. A voracious reader, she is the author of three books for children: Shawna’s Sparkle, Einstein the Science Dog: Lost and Found, and Travis Finds the Truth.

Aswin Prasanth holds a PhD in English Language and Literature from School of Arts, Humanities and Commerce, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Kochi Campus), India. He is the Academic Essay Editor of Panorama: The Journal of Travel, Place, and Nature. His articles, book chapters, columns, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Studies in European Cinema (Routledge), Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Routledge), Quarterly Review of Film and Video (Routledge), The PoetThe CueRain TaxiAsian Lite International, Everybody’s Reviewing, Mathrubhumi, The New Indian Express, and others.

Grant Tracey teaches creative writing and film at the University of Northern Iowa and edits the North American Review. He’s the author of the Hayden Fuller Mystery series — to date, Cheap Amusements, A Fourth Face and Five Hard Bites — as well as several collections of short stories, most recently Final Stanzas. The crime noir chapbook Winsome/Bend of the Sun is another recent publication. Visit Grant’s website.

Educated at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and University of Wales, Swansea, Asha Vose’s short stories and journalism have appeared in numerous publications, among them Harpur Palate, Quiddity, New Millennium Writings, and Knoxville Voice. She is currently at work on various book-length projects. Follow @ashavose.

A lecturer in Lindenwood University’s MFA in Writing program, Ted Morrissey’s most recent novels are The Artist Spoke (Maincrest Media Award), Mrs Saville (Manhattan Book Award), and Crowsong for the Stricken (International Book Award and American Fiction Award). Delta of Cassiopeia: Collected Stories and Sonnets was published in 2023, and his collection First Kings and Other Stories (a Historical Fiction Company gold medalist and a finalist for the American Fiction Award) was published in 2020. Among his critical works are Trauma Theory as an Approach to Analyzing Literary Texts, The ‘Beowulf’ Poet and His Real Monsters, and the online symposium His novel excerpts, short stories, poems, critical articles, reviews and translations have appeared in some 100 publications. Visit and his Facebook page, and follow @t_morrissey on Twitter and @tedmorrissey on Instagram.

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