Fig Tree Books LLC

Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Commercial Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Alan Cheuse, Jonathan Papernick, Jessamyn Hope, Ben Nadler, Abigail Pogrebin
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 

Editorial Focus

Fig Tree Books (FTB) publishes and promotes high quality, commercially viable works that chronicle and enlighten the unique American Jewish experience (AJE). We are passionate about discovering new voices, as well as expanding the audience for established authors. It is our hope that we will be able to offer fiction and memoirs that speak to the beautiful and sometimes challenging mosaic of the many poignant American Jewish experiences.

Tips From the Editor

We typically describe 'American' as dealing with the people or institutions of the U.S.; this does not mean that the protagonist must be a citizen or that the action must take place exclusively within the U.S. But the book needs to be grounded in American values, culture or history and American readers need to be able to identify with the characters and the story. For us, the 'Jewish experience' means engaging with what it means to be a Jewish American, or how one goes about his or her life practicing (or denying) his/her Judaism, or how one copes with Jewish identity, or deals with social/political/cultural issues associated with being Jewish or interactions between/among Jews and other groups.

Contact Information

Michelle Caplan, Editor-in-Chief
64 Quarry Lane
Bedford, NY 10506
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017