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As a kid, I never thought I'd become the editor of JBooks.com. OK, Jewish-literature websites didn't exist back in the â€˜70s, fair enough--but I wasn't dreaming of being the editor of The New Yorker, either.
So how did I land this gig? The job came to me.
Back in the early 2000's, after 1099, the self-employment magazine I worked for, was euthanized, I became a freelancer. I began publishing literary essays in places such Jewish pubs as the Forward and Tikkun, and I submitted a piece to JBooks. They bought it, and asked me to write another. I did. Not long after this, I received a mass email from the JBooks editor saying that he was leaving his gig to go back to school. Since the website was in my backyard--the office is literally 7 minutes from my house--I figured I had to apply. I did, and I got the gig. I've been the editor of JBooks.com since March 2004. It's been five productive, instructive years.Â
Now you know how I got my job. You wanna write for me? Send me a smart funny literate letter, and we'll talk.