Helena Nelson (Nell Nelson) is the originator and editor of HappenStance Press as well as a poet in her own right. Her first Rialto collection Starlight on Water was a Jerwood/Aldeburgh First Collection winner. Her second was Plot and Counterplot from Shoestring Press. She also writes and publishes light verse - Down With Poetry! (HappenStance, 2016) and Branded (Red Squirrel Press, 2019).
She reviews widely, writes a publisher's blog regularly, and also curates the pamphlet review site Sphinx Review.