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Jennifer Lewis is the publisher and editor of Red Light Lit. Her short story, "A New Low," was the winner of the Nomadic Press Bindle Award in 2018. In June 2017, she was the 1st runner-up for the Los Angeles Review Creative Non-Fiction Award for "Holy Communion." Her fiction has been published in Cosmonaut's Avenue, Eleven Eleven, Fourteen Hills Press, Midnight Breakfast, The Los Angeles Press, sPARKLE & bLINK, X-Ray Literary Magazine. She received her MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University in May 2015 and was the recipient of the Leo Litwak Award for creative non-fiction in 2012 and for fiction in 2015. She teaches at The Writing Salon in San Francisco.
Red light Lit
Sunday, April 4th
6Pm Dinner, 7PM Show
can't wait to see you at the next event. xx
I provide developmental editing for fiction, creative non-fiction, and memoir projects. I will read your work and provide in-depth feedback. Whether you want me to read 10, 50 or 200 pages, I 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, I offer a wide range of editorial consulting services to fit your need. I charge an hourly rate for shorter pieces and can work within your budget for larger projects.
"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