I am a student at University of Illinois at Springfield, where I currently study English and communications. I have previously been published in The Alchemist Review and Chronically Lit Magazine.


My name is Brittani Miller, and I am a 23 year old writer and cancer survivor from Southern Illinois. I graduated from Kaskaskia College in 2019 with my Associates of Arts degree, and currently attend University of Illinois at Springfield where I am studying English and communications. I am the co-founder and co-editor of CentraLit magazine.

I am a passionate advocate for people with chronic illnesses. In 2015, I was diagnosed with thyroid disease, which was later identified as papillary thyroid cancer. I have been cancer free (and thyroidless) since 2018, and frequently use my platforms to raise awareness for chronic illness and AYA cancer.


Two Time Rosie Richmond Award Recipient (2020, 2021)

Phi Theta Kappa

Former Kaskaskia College Writers Guild President (2016-2018)

Creative Project presenter at COPLAC West/Mid-West (2021)


  • “Mini Mall” (Poem), The Alchemist Review 2020 edition
  • “Caves” (Short Story), Chronically Lit Magazine Sept. 2020
  • “Crescendo” (Short Story), Pink Panther Magazine Vol 12 No 1
  • “Wait Until You’re My Age” (Article), URevolution Nov. 2021
  • “Crescendo” (Short Story), second publication, Metamorphosis Fall 2021