Ted Morrissey

Fiction Writer

Sherman, IL
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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, the prismatic novel Crowsong for the Stricken, and the epistolary novel Mrs Saville. 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 & Prizes

Books:
Mrs Saville (Twelve Winters Press, 2018)
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The Curvatures of Hurt (Twelve Winters Press, 2018)
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Crowsong for the Stricken (Twelve Winters Press, 2017)
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Weeping with an Ancient God (Twelve Winters Press, 2016)
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An Untimely Frost (Twelve Winters Press, 2014)
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Figures in Blue (Twelve Winters Press, 2013)
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Men of Winter (Punkin House Press, 2010)
Journals:
Adelaide Literary Magazine
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Black Denim Lit
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Chiricu
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CommuterLit.com
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Constellations
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Eureka Literary Magazine
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Everest
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Festival Writer
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Fiction on the Web
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Floyd County Moonshine
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ink&coda
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Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts
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Leaf Garden
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Literature Today
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Oak Bend Review
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Pank
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Paris Transcontinental
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Pisgah Review
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Spilling Ink Review
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The Final Draft
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Tulane Review
Prizes won: 

International Book Award in Literary Fiction for Crowsong for the Stricken (Book Fest 2018), American Fiction Award in Literary Fiction for Crowsong for the Stricken (Book Fest 2018), Finalist for Best Book Award for Mrs Saville (Book Fest 2018), 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."

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
William H. Gass

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Galesburg, IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
Galesburg, IL
Illinois
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Last update: May 11, 2019