"Liner Notes for the Crash," Brave Boy World, ed. Michael Takeda, January 2017

"The Pigeon Summer," Tor.com, May 2016

-Reprinted: Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, ed. Bogi Takaacs, October 2017

     --2018 Lambda Award Winner for          Transgender Fiction

"The Sincerity Game," Uncanny Magazine, February 2016

"The Writ of Years," Tor.com, December 2013

-Third Place Runner-Up in the Dell Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing, March 2012

"And Yet, Her Eyes," Nightmare Magazine, July 2013

-Reprinted: One Small Step: A Sampler of Queer Science Fiction & Fantasy, Summer 2015

"The Finite Canvas," Tor.com, December 2012

-2012 Nebula Award Nominee, Best Novelette

-Reprinted: Some of the Best of Tor.com 2012, January 2013

-Reprinted: The Years' Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, ed. Gardiner Dozois, July 2013

"Winter Scheming," Apex Magazine, June 2012

-Reprinted: Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction, ed. Steve Berman, July 2013

"Though Smoke Shall Hide the Sun," Tor.com, February 2011


"Safe as Life: A Four-Part Essay on Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle," Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best of Tor.com Nonfiction, eds. Bridget McGovern and Chris Lough, July 2018

"We Wuz Pushed: On Joanna Russ and Radical Truth Telling (excerpt)," Contemporary Literary

Criticism vol. 432, July 2018

"Dear Tiptree," Letters to Tiptree, eds. Alisa Krasnostein and Alexandra Pierce, August 2015

-2016 Locus Award Winner in Nonfiction

-2016 British Fantasy Award Winner in Nonfiction

-2015 Aurealis Convenors' Award for Excellence Winner

-2016 William Atheling Award for Criticism or Review Winner

"Revisiting In the Chinks of the World Machine by Sarah Lefanu," Cascadia Subduction Zone, April 2014

"Torchwood, Camp, and Queer Subjectivity," Queers Dig Time Lords, eds. Sigrid Ellis & Michael D. Thomas, June 2013

-2013 Hugo Nominee for Best Related Work

"Gonzo: The Real, the Surreal, and Hunter S. Thompson," Interfictions.com, The Interstitial Arts Foundation, May 2013

"Alienation and 'the Other' in the Short Fiction of Joanna Russ," Cascadia Subduction Zone, August 2012

We Wuz Pushed: On Joanna Russ and Radical Truth-telling, Aqueduct Press, April 2012

"The Poetry of Joanna Russ, Part II: Poems 1954-1957," Stone Telling, March 2012

"The Poetry of Joanna Russ, Part I: An Introduction," Stone Telling, December 2011

"Linguistics for the World-Builder," Clarkesworld Magazine, April 2011



Strange Horizons: Our Queer Planet Special Issue, July 2016

-Editor's Introduction

Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction, Lethe Press, May 2012

-2013 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

-2013 Bisexual Book Award Winner in Speculative Fiction


"To Ransom His Shade," Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, July 2013

"What I Have Not Done," Expanded Horizons, May 2012

"On Moving Into Your New Home," Ideomancer, December 2011

-Reprinted: Queers Destroy Horror!, Summer 2015

Selected Talks/Courses

Queer Speculative Fiction 1960 to Today, a writing-intensive undergraduate survey course through the Honors department at the University of Louisville, repeated for a second semester offering

"He, She, They, Per: Language in the Liminal Spaces," guest lecture delivered as part of the Out to Lunch series at the University of Connecticut, March 27th 2014

-Awarded "Outstanding Out to Lunch Lecture Series Speaker" for 2014

Upcoming Appearances

International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts - March 2019, Orlando FL 

WisCon - May 2019, Madison WI 

CV & Bio

Lee Mandelo (formerly, Brit Mandelo) is a writer, critic, and editor whose primary fields of interest are speculative fiction and queer literature, especially when the two coincide. Their work has been published in magazines such as Tor.com, Uncanny, Clarkesworld, and Nightmare; they also have two books out, Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction and We Wuz Pushed: On Joanna Russ and Radical Truth-telling

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