Editorial Services + Workshops
I offer a wide range of editorial services from nitty-gritty micro to intuitive macro edits, personal essay prep (for high school and/or college admissions), MFA applications, and full manuscript consultations. My rates are reasonable and my offerings tailored to fit your needs. Talk to me about your project at:
NEW! I am offering a 4 week flash fiction intensive on zoom! Wednesdays April 7-April 28. This will be a flash intensive for the dedicated writer looking for a strong, nurturing, intimate and safe community in which to both generate and edit edit for publication. Take risks! Push yourself. We will meet for live zoom sessions every Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 pm EST, with an accompanying slack channel for prompts, craft, and additional discussion. $200. email: to save your spot today.
I am moving my private advanced fiction intensive to zoom! My next session will meet
January 27- March 23 (with one week off for Presidents' Monday) 8 meetings, 6 people max. This is a class for the dedicated fiction writer looking to generate and polish work for publication in an intimate and supportive setting. Each student will have the opportunity to receive thorough critique and feedback (on stories up to 20 pages) 4 times. $300/person. We will meet weekly online on Monday evenings 7:30-9:30 pm EST. Interested? Email for more information. (This is sold out.)
Here are a few testimonials:
I haven't been a participant in a workshop in about 10 years, but I needed something or someone to push me out of my own dead space. We're all wide-eyed and eager early on but writing life is a whole thing and it can get you in bad ways. Every week, we brought our pages and every week, Sara brought the same level of enthusiasm and knowledge. She's your best cheerleader with a razor-sharp editorial eye. Your story hit an emotional wall? She has a craft talk for that. Your plot falls off a cliff? Here's a few recommended stories similar to yours that might help you. This workshop was the most high-caliber group I've been with in all my years of writing. My community has grown. I'll never get to lie in the grass outside my childhood home but this workshop felt pretty close. I'm re-energized. I feel lighter. I'm excited again. — Stephanie Austin
Working with Sara Lippmann has been an incredible experience. As my editor and teacher, her commentary on my writing has been generous, heartfelt and encouraging. Her command of language and extensive knowledge of literature is evident and contributes to her ability to express her thoughts with precision and clarity. She is thorough, detailed and responsive. I fully trust that my writing is in capable hands when in hers. - Susan Farwell, MFA candidate at The Writer's Foundry
Sara Lippmann teaches with heart. She invests in her students and their stories like no writing teacher I've encountered before. Her feedback is honest, insightful, and delivered in a way that always builds up, never tears down. She creates the space for people to bring their full selves to the page, to create work that is raw, to take risks. Sara's workshop has made me a better writer.
— Shayne Terry
I spent 2+ in Sara’s workshop and it was a joy and honor from beginning till end. Her warmth, her generosity, and most of all, her detailed, constructive, feedback on my work were invaluable in developing the tools to continue my writing journey.
- Aharon Meshchaninov, MFA candidate at Hunter College
Signing up for Sara Lippmann’s Short Form Fiction class was one of the best things I ever did for my writing. The classes were so fun and welcoming, and I came away with several stories marked up with Sara’s thoughtful and incisive feedback. With this new confidence and support, I decided that maybe I’d see if I could get into an MFA program. With Sara’s advice and encouragement, I applied using two stories I’d workshopped in our class, and was offered a fully-funded spot at the University of Montana. In other words, the class literally changed my life. I can’t recommend highly enough!
Sara Lippmann will grow your writing, period. She’s supportive when it’s needed, and she’s direct as an exacto knife when it’s needed. Her casual expertise creates a safe community where you’ll be taken on your own terms but also pushed. Sara has an encyclopedic knowledge of every story or novel ever written and she will prescribe stuff that meets you at your personal edge. Oh and she’s a hilarious genius brave writer to boot! Her class makes my life better.