Ernesto Mestre

artful editor


Ernesto Mestre is an award-winning novelist, editor, writing coach, and translator. He has taught at several prestigious MFA writing programs over the last two decades, and his work has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His novels, The Lazarus Rumba and The Second Death of Única Aveyano, have received critical acclaim from the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post Book WorldThe Baltimore Sun, and Kirkus. A third novel, Sacrificio, is forthcoming from Knopf in 2021. He has edited many novels for various New York publishing houses.


  • developmental editing

  • line editing

  • book coaching

  • agent query editing

  • MFA portfolio review

  • ghostwriting


literary fiction, thriller & crime, horror, fantasy, science fiction, young adult, LGBTQ, women's fiction, historical fiction, short stories, mystery & suspense, erotica, contemporary realism, children's nonfiction, self-help, philosophy & religion, art & film, literary criticism, essay collections, biography, memoir, spiritual & new age, science, business & entrepreneurship, history, politics & current events

selected projects

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