An award-winning essay and fiction writer, I am always writing stories that create more empathy in the world. I write character driven fiction in a lyric style, and narrative driven non-fiction.

Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

+ From Macomb County to Detroit City, Red State Blues, Belt Publishing, Forthcoming 2018 [essay]


+ Jac Sie Maz, Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train 2017 [fiction]


Hadad Farms, Belt Magazine, December 2015 [essay]


+ By Both Eyes, Getting Old Anthology, KY Story, July 2015 [short story]


+ My Dad and the Disease of Blight, Belt Magazine, June 2015. Pushcart Prize Nomination. [essay]


+ Roadwork, Journal of Americana, Music Edition, May 2015. Nominated for Best of Net 2015.  [essay]


+ Christmas Lights, Lumina Magazine, Issue 3, 2015. [essay]


+ Christmas By Design, Niche Literary Magazine, Issue 4, 2014. & Interview. [short story]


+ American, Wayne State Literary Review, 2013 publication. [poetry]


+ Detroit Poetry Set, About Place Journal, Rust Belt Tales Issue 2, 2012. [poetry]


+ Losing Ignition, The Nation, Student Essay Contest First Place Winner 2010. [essay]


Michipreneur, editor and contributor [current]

+ Entrepreneur Magazine, contributor  [current]


About Me

Amanda Lewan - Digital StorytellerOn a mission to inspire and unite others. Writer & Entrepreneur living in Detroit. This is my personal blog. Read more about me.

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