Ted Morrissey

Sherman, IL

Author's Bio

I teach literature and writing classes in a variety of academic settings, including online in the Lindenwood University MFA in Writing program, and I hold a Ph.D. in English studies from Illinois State University. For my creative writing, I'm most interested in revisionist fiction and experimental fiction. Through Twelve Winters Press, which I founded in 2012, I've published a revised and expanded edition of my novel Men of Winter, the novel An Untimely Frost, the novelette Figures in Blue, the novella Weeping with an Ancient God, and the prismatic novel Crowsong for the Stricken. Twelve Winters publishes literary titles, fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. We've expanded to include the imprints Shining Hall (children's literature) and Maidenhead Hall (adult literature).

Publications and Prizes

An Untimely Frost
(Twelve Winters Press, 2014)
, Crowsong for the Stricken
(Twelve Winters Press, 2017)
, Crowsong for the Stricken
(Twelve Winters Press, 2017)
, Figures in Blue
(Twelve Winters Press, 2013)
, Men of Winter
(Punkin House Press, 2010)
, Mrs Saville
(Twelve Winters Press, 2018)
, The Curvatures of Hurt
(Twelve Winters Press, 2018)
, Weeping with an Ancient God
(Twelve Winters Press, 2016)
Adelaide Literary Magazine, Black Denim Lit, Blue Bonnet Review, Blue Lake Review, Chariton Review, Chiricu, CommuterLit.com, Constellations, Eleven Eleven, Eureka Literary Magazine, Everest, Festival Writer, Fiction on the Web, Floyd County Moonshine, Flyleaf Journal, Glimmer Train, ink&coda, Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts, Lavender Wolves Literary Journal, Leaf Garden, Literature Today, Noctua Review, Oak Bend Review, Pank, Paris Transcontinental, Pisgah Review, Slush Pile Magazine, Southern Humanities Review, Spilling Ink Review, The Final Draft, Tulane Review
Prizes Won: 
Flyleaf Journal Editors' Choice Reprint Award (2015). Top 25 Finalist in Glimmer Train Stories Fiction Contest in Winter 2004/2005 for "Missing the Earth." Honorable Mention Finalist in Glimmer Train Stories Fiction Open in Dec. 2007 for "Unnatural Deeds." Honorable Mention Finalist in Glimmer Train Stories Fiction Open in Summer 2005 for "Nekuia" (aka "Communion with the Dead"). Honorable Mention Finalist in Glimmer Train Stories Very Short Fiction Award in Winter 2002/03 for "An Alabaster Moon."

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Galesburg, IL
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Last updated: Sep 28, 2018