When her schedule allows, Gayle offers freelance mentoring and editing to help you develop and polish your writing projects. For rates and availabilty, please contact her at gaylebrandeis@gmail.com.

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In 1986, when Gayle was 18, her essay on the meaning of liberty was one of three included in the Centennial time capsule of the Statue of Liberty and she was named a “Steward of Liberty for the next 100 years.” As part of that stewardship, Gayle has created Lady/Liberty/Lit, an online literary journal showcasing writing about freedom of body and voice by women/women-identifying/gender-nonconforming writers. Please visit ladylibertylit.com for more information. 



Oranges helped create the Golden Dream of Southern California from the time Eliza and Luther Tibbetts planted two Washington Navel Oranges in their Riverside yard in 1873. Over a century later, Inlandia Literary Laureate Gayle Brandeis has assembled a juicy collection of poetry, prose and recipes that explore, celebrate and memorialize our region’s powerful citrus heritage. Together, these voices create a chorus singing of sweetness and loss, deep roots and seismic change. You will never look at an orange the same way again.

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Magnolia: A Journal of Women’s Literature

In this first volume of a new series dedicated to socially engaged literature by women, guest editor Gayle Brandeis introduces us to powerful storytelling that speaks out loud the atrocities of our world, breaking the silence and taking pause. Included are the traumatic tale of a mother’s loss during a clandestine border crossing, the unionization of a women’s light bulb factory in pre-World War II Chicago, a child whose life has been stunted by a futuristic device she is stored in on a daily basis, and many more. This year’s writers represent a diversity of geographies, stylistic sensibilities, and perspectives. Through poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, they universally challenge us to reconsider what “women’s experience” looks and sounds like—they require us to break our hearts, celebrate even the smallest triumphs, and to critically examine the seemingly mundane moments of everyday life, all through the medium of language. Featuring new and established voices, this collection is a must read for compassionate and thoughtful readers from all walks of life.


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Gayle is currently co-editing By One’s Own Hand: The Literature of Suicide Loss, an anthology of poems, essays and short fiction from a diverse collection of writers who have lost loved ones to suicide. Gayle very much hopes that gathering these voices together will help other survivors of suicide find healing and solidarity as part of a larger community of stories.