Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress

People have been asking me what I’m doing as Media Editor for Fig Tree Books. This week, one part of my job became public information: editing freelance reviews to be published on the Fig Tree Books website.

We announced this exciting project on the Fig Tree site yesterday:

We’re proud that the Fig Tree Books website is now home to content drawn from Joshua Lambert’s American Jewish Fiction: A JPS Guide, a compendium of 125 reviews of important literature that deals with the experiences of American Jews. By incorporating this book’s companion website into the Fig Tree website, we have been able to include many of the summary reviews that appeared in the Guide as well as a list of hundreds of other important works Lambert was not able to cover.

And that’s where you come in. We’re looking for smart, enthusiastic readers to write about the books that Lambert wasn’t able to include so that we may further enrich the conversation about fiction that evokes and engages with American Jewish experience.

Interested? Read the full announcement here. (And, yes–FTB will be paying its reviewers.)