Brandi Wells's debut novel, Cleaner, will be published by Wildfire, an imprint of Headline (UK) in August 2023 and Hanover Square Press, an imprint of Harpercollins (US) in 2024.
Their novella This Boring Apocalypse was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms (2015) and was reviewed in Black Warrior Review, Atticus Review, Sundog Lit, and The Collagist. A full length chapbook of stories, Please Don't Be Upset, was published by Tiny Hardcore Press (2011). Their fiction appears in Puerto Del Sol, Mid-American Review, Tri-Quarterly and many other journals.
They earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama, where they were editor of the Black Warrior Review. They're currently a Ph.D candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California. In fall of 2023 they'll be an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at CSU Fullerton. Represented by Kate Johnson at Wolf Literary.