Jason E. Gillikin is co-founder and the chief executive officer of Caffeinated Press, Inc., an independent small press established in 2014 to serve the authors and readers of West Michigan. In his leadership role, he oversees the strategy, editorial and acquisitions functions of the company and serves as the series editor of Brewed Awakenings, the annual house anthology, and as publisher and fiction editor of The 3288 Review, a semiannual journal of arts and letters.
He is proud to serve on the board of directors of The Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters, a non-profit writing center founded to promote, celebrate and advance the literary arts in the Great Lakes region. He also leads a publishing-focused writing group, the Grand River Writing Tribe.
Gillikin earned a bachelor of arts degree in Theoretical and Applied Ethics from Western Michigan University; he was a dual major in ethics and political science and he minored in history, Latin and comparative religion.
He’s been published in several fiction and non-fiction anthologies and writes a back-of-the-mag column for The 3288 Review. In his free time, he enjoys scuba diving, backcountry hiking, playing butler to his two feline overlords.