I am currently working with GrubStreet, the nation’s leading independent creative writing center, as an Instructor and a private Consultant/ Editor. My clients write literary and genre fiction, including Sci-Fi and Mystery. I’m also available to consult on personal essays, though on a case by case basis. I’m particularly interested in cross-cultural, international, and identity-focused narratives, as well as Comedies (or Dramadies). When it comes to form, I work with short fiction and essays, as well as book-length manuscripts.

I am also available as an advisor for writers working toward querying literary agents and writers considering applying to MFA programs. Regarding writing program specific coaching, programs my clients have been accepted into include Boston University, The New School, American University, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Columbia College, University of New Hampshire, Bennington College, Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), University of Montana, Pratt Institute, and the University of Edinburgh.

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I love reading your feedback because you totally get it, and your insights are very meaningful.”

– Marina Hatsopoulos

“Jonathan is a very thoughtful line-editor who also uses higher-level critique to suggest how stories can work better as a whole. I was particularly impressed by his ability to speak in my language and honor the worlds of my stories so acutely. His commentary gave my pieces the extra push I needed to get accepted into MFA programs, and he even followed up when I was worried I had cut a story down too small for a contest. Thanks, Jonathan!”

-David Schwartz