Brandy T. Wilson

Brandy T. Wilson


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Ph.D., 2008, Florida State University, English / Creative Writing
M.A., 2003, Florida State University, English / Creative Writing
B.A., 2001, University of Arkansas, English
B.A., 1997, University of Arkansas, Psychology, Cum Laude

Academic Summary

Dr. Brandy T. Wilson specializes in fiction and creative nonfiction writing, the novel, LGBTQ literature, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is the author of The Palace Blues: A Novel, a 2015 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Lesbian Fiction, winner of the Alice B. Readers’ Lavender Award, and an Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writers Fund Finalist.

Select Publications


  • The Palace Blues, (Novel), Spinsters Ink, 2014.


  • “Colonial Acres,” Sinister Wisdom. 105. Summer, 2017. P. 81-93.
  • “Inked Out,” Wee Folk and Wise. Ed. Deby Fredericks. February 2017.
  • “The Spoils,” LUMINA Vol. XV. Spring 2016. pp. 41-52.
  • “The Paris Times,” PANK Magazine, Fall 2011.
  • “My Impossibles,” From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction by Robert Olen Butler. Ed. Janet Burroway. New York: Grove Press, 2005. 207-222. 

Creative Nonfiction

  • “Earnestine & Hazel’s in Memphis: A Place Known for its Dead,” Public Streets on Public Books, June 30, 2016. http://www.publicbooks.org/earnestine-hazels-in-memphis-a-place-known-for-its-dead/
  • “Take a Lesbian to Lunch, with Stacey D’Erasmo,” 25 for 25: An Anthology of Works by 25 Outstanding Contemporary LGBT Authors and Those They Inspired. Ames Hawkins and Judith Markowitz, Eds. E-book. 2013.
  • “We Teach Alone: The Lesbian Instructor in Academia's Lonely Groves,” (co-author, Rita Mae Reese), Feeling Our Way: A Writing Teacher's Sourcebook. Eds. Deborah Coxwell-Teague and Wendy Bishop. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. 102-107.
  • “If She's A Boy, What Am I?”, Ninth Letter, 5.1 Sp/Su (2008): 174-184. 


  • “The Truth About Ranch Dressing” & “Set in Sand,” G.R.I.T.S. or Girls Raised In The South: An Anthology Of Southern Queer Womyns' Voices and Their Allies. Poet on Watch & Amber N. Williams, Eds. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2013. pp. 87 & 160.


  • “The Lesbian Short Story,” Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2009.
  • “Sarah Schulman,” LGBTQ America Today Encyclopedia. Ed. John C. Hawley, Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2009.
  • “Writing Ourselves into Existence: Introduction to Lesbian Novelists,” LGBTQ America Today Encyclopedia. Ed. John C. Hawley.Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2009.

Editorials, Interviews, and Reviews

  • "Another Case of 'Only Trouble is Interesting'" (Editorial-Guest Columnist), The Paris News. 3 Feb. 2009. Print.
  • Wolff, Tobias. Personal Interview. The Southeast Review, 23.2 (2005). 151-158. Print.
  • Rev. of The Stars At Noon: Poems from the Life of Jacqueline Cochran by Enid Shomer. The Southeast Review, 23.1 (2004). 175-176.