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Like a hanging mobile, the stories in The New Low move around each other, creating ever-changing insights between its characters, each of whom struggle with identity, addiction, judgments, and life's contradictions.
“Vibrant, irreverent and full of surprises The New Low shines a light on our lives, exposing the cracks and oddities unseen beneath the glare of the mundane. A super enjoyable read.”
–MICHELLE TEA, author, Against Memoir
"A magnificent debut collection! The interconnected characters in The New Low hit the human default motherlode for those of us who can’t quite get things right."
— LIDIA YUKNAVITCH, author of Thrust: A Novel
Jennifer Lewis is a writer, editor, and the publisher of Red Light Lit. Her debut short story collection, The New Low, was released in October 2022 by Nomadic Press, where her short story, "New Low," was the winner of the Bindle Award in 2018. In 2020, she won the Los Angeles Review Flash Fiction award for "Put a Teat in It." She received her MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University in May 2015. She teaches at The Writing Salon in San Francisco.
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Jennifer provides developmental editing for fiction, creative non-fiction, and memoir projects. She will read your work and provide in-depth feedback. Whether you have 10, 50 or 200 pages, she will give you comprehensive margin notes that will take your work to the next level of the revision process.
Regardless if you're self-publishing, seeking an agent, seeking an independent publisher, or already have a publishing contract and need help with a revision, Jennifer offers a wide range of editorial consulting services to fit your need. She charge an hourly rate for shorter pieces and a project rate for memoirs and novels. Please email her for an estimate: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Jennifer is a caring, considerate editor. She believes in the lives and autonomy of characters, whether they are real or fictional. She speaks to their desires and their wills, advocating for everyone in a story to have their own dignity and be heard.
She does the most important thing an editor can do, which is tell the writer what they already know, but are unwilling to face. When she is a third of the way through giving me feedback on a piece, I resist it and wish she would just tell me I'm great. Two-thirds of the way through I realize she is right and that I can almost see the end of her sentence before she gets there. And after she is done giving me feedback I have a dozen new ideas of how to go deeper with my piece and make it more complete. Because of her input, my stories have more empathy, more depth, and feel like a truer expression of what I was hoping to say."
--Nick Jaina, author of Hitomi and Get It While You Can
"Jennifer has transformed my writing--resulting in crisp, polished pieces that are ready to publish. She invests multiple re-reads to understand characters and bring out their true depth, cuts out distracting threads and pushes writers to unearth rich, compelling stories."
--Thomas Barron, author of Bocas, Bronte, and Bolinas