Wandeka Gayle is a Jamaican writer, visual artist, and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Spelman College (beginning Fall 2019). She has been awarded writing fellowships from Kimbilio Fiction, Callaloo, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, and the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Gayle has a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her collection of short stories, Motherland and Other Stories, will be published by Peepal Tree Press in 2020. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Transition, Pleiades, Kweli, Solstice, midnight & indigo, Interviewing the Caribbean and others.
Her art has been featured on Smile Jamaica, It's Morning Time (TVJ), in Focus Magazine, Da Vibe Magazine, and the Southwestern Review.