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Mr. Steven Salpeter

Curtis Brown, Ltd.

10 Astor Pl, 3FL

New York, NY 10003


Twitter: StiSal

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from seventhstar
Mar 03, 2018 11:39 am

EQ: 4/3/18
YA Fantasy, 93k.
from saladspinner
Feb 27, 2018 1:41 pm

EQ 1/23/18
CNR 2/27/18
from BillGinTexas
Feb 14, 2018 9:14 pm

EQ: 09/29/2017 85k 80% Hist 20% Fic & Fam Saga
CNR 01/28/2018 Apparently fell of the face of the planet
from peppermint22
Jan 19, 2018 9:11 am

EQ - 11/3
PR - 11/6 (sent same day)

YA Historical Fantasy
from peppermint22
Jan 18, 2018 5:36 pm

@sarah it's totally fine so long as the first agent's CNR timeframe has lapsed. Most agents do not share queries.
from sarahh
Jan 18, 2018 4:31 pm

Does anyone know if Curtis Brown, Ltd. allows resubmission to a different agent? I queried one agent and never heard back, but would love to query Mr. Salpeter. It isn't prohibited on the website, but I don't want to overstep.
from JennyA
Jan 17, 2018 8:16 pm

EQ: 11/23
ER: 1/16. Very kind rejection with specific feedback and recommendation of a novel that was set up differently.
from bookwormwrites
Jan 17, 2018 3:12 pm

EQ 1.10.18
ER 1.16.18. Personalized, specific feedback on sample (I sent first chapter) and invitation to resubmit a revised version. Awesome!

YA fantasy 82k
from mawidmaier
Jan 17, 2018 9:26 am

FQ: 1/10/17
ER: 1/16/17 (nice form rejection)
115K Adult Fantasy
from minigato
Jan 16, 2018 4:50 pm

Query through online form 12/28
Very kind personalized rejection 1/16
from JaeStories
Jan 16, 2018 4:16 pm

100k YA fantasy
1/5: EQ with 1 chapter as my sample.
1/16: ER, a form saying he didn't connect with the voice of the narrator.
from LightofBeauty
Dec 18, 2017 4:23 pm

12/18 Queried him even though I'm not honestly quite sure if he's a good fit. And while he seems pretty active on Twitter, there really isn't a whole lot about him out there. So we'll see, I have nothing to lose.
from LManusos
Nov 22, 2017 9:59 am

I met Mr. Salpeter at a New York conference and really enjoyed our brief chat. He's a very approachable, insightful, and kind person, so I highly recommend saying hi at a conference if you get the chance.

EQ: 9/4 - Emailed full manuscript as that what was requested from our chat at the conference.
11/6 - Still no response, but will hold out hope for at least a personal rejection!
11/21 - Received a very kind personal rejection that said he'd be interested in considering future submissions.
from m_pepper
Nov 08, 2017 9:17 am

Query via form: 16 Oct 2017
Followed up to inform him of an offer from another agent: 24 Oct 2017
Very lovely and encouraging personalized pass: 8 Nov 2017 - I would definitely submit to him again

YA contemporary
from eqb123
Oct 24, 2017 4:34 pm

EQ: 9/4
CNR: 10/23

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