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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 m_pepper
Dec 13, 2020 10:50 am

Auto response said it could take up to 8 weeks for a response, but I'm at 5+ and he responds to so few queries that I think I'll just close this one out. I'm bummed because he had really encouraged me on a previous submission to him, so I hoped he would likewise enjoy this one, but... Not to be.
from paulaschumacher
Dec 13, 2020 8:54 am

FQ: 12/13/20 Historical speculative fiction. 79k.
Confirmation form email: 12/13/20.
from M_Heck
Nov 23, 2020 9:48 am

36 day CNR
from TPreece
Nov 08, 2020 10:36 am

FQ 9/30/2020 adult contemporary romance (rom-com) 70K words
CNR 11/8/2020
from MandyMBallard
Oct 27, 2020 12:54 pm

FQ: 9/11
Confirmation of receipt (stating 4-6 week turnaround): 9/11
CNR: 10/27

90k YA fantasy
from CRogers
Oct 20, 2020 12:03 pm

EQ: 7/6/20
CNR: 10/20/20

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from beckybosshart
Oct 13, 2020 3:02 pm

CNR not a surprise
from JourneymanNS
Sep 30, 2020 7:23 am

Form Query: Historical Fiction, 90K, sent Sept. 30/20
Was unsure how much material to submit, and decided on the first 25 pages of the ms., including cover pg. with my contact info.
from mawidmaier
Aug 13, 2020 2:51 pm

OF: 5/21/2020
CNR: 8/13/2020

170K Adult Fantasy
from VictoriaJayne
Jul 13, 2020 5:56 pm

FQ: 7/13/20

63k Contemporary Romance - Motorcycle Club Romance - First in Series - Based off his 7/5/20 Tweet saying he was looking for romance.
from karenleespree
Jun 26, 2020 5:36 pm

EOF: 3/4
ER: 6/26
somewhat personalized.
YA Historical
from moniquemihalit
Jun 25, 2020 4:40 pm

EQ: June 4
Personalized Rejection: June 6 (invitation to query him in the future with other manuscripts)

96K YA historical
from gloomsday
Jun 23, 2020 1:35 pm

EQ (online form): 6/22/20, contemporary 99k
ER: 6/23/2020

"Thank you for your interest in working with me. Unfortunately, I do not feel that your work is a fit for my list.

The rest of this email is one of many form responses that I use to give writers a bit of additional feedback. If you are receiving this response, the style of story being pitched did not have a compelling enough hook for me at this time or did not seem like a fit for the editors at publishing houses I typically work with and that is the primary reason I chose not to read on.

This is a subjective business. Another agent may feel differently. I wish you all the best in your search for representation. "
from jaytyler
Jun 14, 2020 9:38 am

FQ: 4/27/20, thriller 112k
CNR: 6/10/20
from moonwatch178
Jun 04, 2020 6:29 pm

FWIW queriers:

If it helps he has previously stated on twitter that a short sample can be approx. 1-3 chapters.

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