Let me introduce myself…

Brittani Miller is an author, chronic illness advocate, magazine editor, and MFA student in Southern Illinois.

About Me

Hi, my name is Brittani Miller and I am an MFA student at Lindenwood University. I am the co-founder of CentraLit Magazine, and currently reside in Southern Illinois with my cat (Frannie) and my dog (Togo).

I have wanted to be a writer since I was in elementary school, and after having cancer in 2018, I decided to take pursuing writing as a career seriously. I have special interest in writing traditional literature, interactive stories, and video games. I hold my B.A. in English from University of Illinois Springfield, where I was honored to receive the Rosie Richmond Award for female writers. My work has appeared in several magazines including Pink Panther and Metamorphosis. You can view a full list of my published works here.

In addition to writing, I am passionate about AYA cancer and chronic illness, as well as suicide prevention, mental health awareness, and equality for women and minorities. My hope is to be able to raised awareness for these issues through my writing and work.

Education

Kaskaskia College, Associate of Arts (2016 – 2019)
– President of Writers Guild (2016-2018)
– Friends of Fine Arts Scholarship (2017-2018)
– Phi Theta Kappa

University of Illinois Springfield, Bachelor of Arts in English (2019 – 2022)
– Two time Rosie Richmond Award recipient (2020, 2021)
– Creative Project Presenter at COPLAC West/Midwest Conference (2021)
– National Society of Leadership and Success
– Graduated Cum Laude

Lindenwood University, Master of Fine Arts in Writing (2022 – present)
– Currently attending