Gordon Hill Press
Shane Neilson, Editor
Shane Neilson is a writer from New Brunswick. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph at Guelph-Humber, an MA in English from the University of Guelph, and a PhD in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster. He has extensive editorial experience in Canadian Literature, serving as the editor of Frog Hollow Press, a Victoria-based chapbook press for almost twenty years and counting; a prose editor at Anstruther Press, a Toronto-based chapbook press; and an associate editor at Hamilton Arts & Letters, an online magazine based out of Hamilton. In addition, Shane has worked with several Canadian presses to ready manuscripts for publication and has edited many of the poets and poetry critics at the forefront of Canadian literature and has a wealth of experience that he brings to bear with both poetry and nonfiction manuscripts. Shane does not freelance and only works closely with writers publishing with Frog Hollow, Anstruther, Hamilton Arts & Letters, and Gordon Hill Press.
Jeremy Luke Hill, Publisher
Jeremy Luke Hill was born in Guelph, Ontario. He completed both a BA and an MA in English Literature at the University of Guelph, and he's been working in the city's literary scene ever since. He founded Vocamus Writers Community, a non-profit organization that promotes book culture in the Guelph area. He also founded Vocamus Press, a local-centric micro-publisher that specializes in Guelph literature. Growing Gordon Hill Press as a national trade publisher is his next step in building literary capacity in the area.
Kevin Andrew Heslop, Extraliterary Liaison
Kevin Andrew Heslop is a polydisciplinary doofus whose work in film, theatre, visual art, and poetry has respectively appeared with the Toronto Short Film Festival (2022), the Los Angeles International Film Festival (“), the Milan Gold Awards, the Vancouver Independent Film Festival, the Berlin Shorts Award, the Paris Play International Film Festival, the Montréal Independent Film Festival, the Forest City Film Festival, and Astoria Pictures, a film production company he founded in 2022 and for which he serves as President and CEO; the Grand Theatre (2017), Purple Shorts (2018), and TAP: Centre for Creativity (2017, 2019, 2020, 2022); TAP Centre for Creativity (2018), Artlab Gallery (2021), McIntosh Gallery (2022), the plumb (2022), and Westland Gallery (2023); and The Blasted Tree (2018), Frog Hollow Press (2019), Anstruther Press (2020), Gordon Hill Press (2021), and Knife | Fork | Book (2023). In his capacity as Extraliterary Liaison for Gordon Hill Press, he facilitates the adaptation of Gordon Hill Press works through various media, particularly visual art [McIntosh Gallery (London, ON, 2022); Heaven Scent (London, ON, 2022); and Westland Gallery (London, ON, 2023)] and film.
Carol Dilworth, Proofreader
Carol Dilworth did undergraduate studies at Western University and holds Masters degrees from the University of Toronto and Victoria University. Carol’s most memorable work experience was in Latvia after independence. She has also worked in Australia. A Guelphite for twenty-five years, Carol reads at Open Mic and had an award-winning poem published in FreeFall. But Carol’s best qualification to be our proofreader is that she attended elementary school when youngsters were drilled in grammar. And composition. And times tables.
Katherine Chupik-Hall, Social Media Coordinator
Katherine Chupik-Hall is a foundations student at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She works with the Munsee-Delaware nation as an illustrator, and is deeply passionate about using her art to inspire change. When she’s not illustrating, she can be found writing, spending time with animals, or failing miserably at cooking.
MJ Gordon, Publicity
MJ Gordon is a retired public servant who has spent half a century doing different and sometimes interesting things from healthcare to education and raising five sons. She is a lifelong bibliophile, artist, landscape gardener, and musician. Now living and immersing herself in the natural beauty of Manitoulin Island, she is an advocate for building community through creative arts.