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Mr. Steven Salpeter

Curtis Brown, Ltd.

10 Astor Pl, 3FL

New York, NY 10003



Website: www.literaryagents.io/steven-salpeter/

Twitter: StiSal

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Kwjk2432
Oct 10, 2017 4:27 pm


EQ: 9/18
CNR: 10/10
from eqb123
Sep 30, 2017 9:51 am


EQ: 9/4

No response yet. The agency website says 3 weeks=rejection, so I had originally listed this as a CNR, but now I see he does respond to some queries.

@ethan092812, Thanks for pointing that out about 3-8 weeks. Clearly I missed that.
from BillGinTexas
Sep 29, 2017 12:37 pm


EQ: 09/29/2017 75k Hist Fic
from alibryn
Sep 29, 2017 12:03 pm


EQ: 2 Dec 2016
CNR: Jan 2017
Just received his form response nearly a year later. I'm not entirely sure why, given the website says after 3 weeks it's a pass. Also, his form rejections come from an email account he labels "salpeterformletters." How... thoughtful?
from ethan092812
Sep 29, 2017 8:01 am


@eqb123 - his query form says 3-8 weeks. I was about to CNR this myself before I double-checked.
from StevenSalpeterLiteraryAgent
Sep 28, 2017 3:30 pm


Hi, Gabrielle. We all have different styles and focuses and can't represent every author we meet. Best of luck in your search for an agent you will connect with.
from gabriellestory
Sep 28, 2017 9:15 am


Conference Query June 2016 and also June 2017. Pitched historical fiction. We didn't jive at all. Would not query again for any project.
from Michelle_in_WI
Sep 26, 2017 8:00 pm


EQ 9/14
ER 9/26

Received one of the modified form letters:

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, I did not quite connect with the concept behind your book 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.

Sincerely,

Steven Salpeter

Steven Salpeter · Associate Agent · CURTIS BROWN, LTD.



84k contemporary YA
from selcampbell
Sep 26, 2017 1:36 pm


EQ: 6/29/17
ER: 9/26/17

125k adult urban fantasy

I got a variation of one of his form responses:

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, I did not quite connect with the narrator's voice in the sample 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.

Sincerely,

Steven Salpeter
from jlp123
Sep 25, 2017 2:05 pm


EQ: 9/15 (after favorite on #PitMad)
ER: 9/25 (form)

90k, literary fiction
from seventhstar
Sep 21, 2017 9:33 am


#Pitmad tweet fav 9/7/17
EQ: 9/9/17
PR: 9/11/17, asking if I was interested in a revision while he was reviewing the manuscript. He's very kind, professional, and polite. I can imagine he is amazing to work with. Fingers crossed!

YA Fantasy, 104k words.
from JJProbe
Sep 11, 2017 5:13 pm


EQ: 9/11/17
ER: 9/11/17
99K Mystery/Thriller
Very fast rejection, evidently with one of his variety of form letters that help provide a little feedback, though in this case it wasn't extremely helpful, so I'll call it a semi-form rejection...

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, I did not quite connect with the concept behind your book 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.

Sincerely,

Steven Salpeter

Steven Salpeter • Associate Agent • CURTIS BROWN, LTD.
from KaylaMKing
Sep 06, 2017 10:21 am


EQ: 8/07/2017
ER: (personalized) 8/8/2017

YA Speculative 85K

Very nice personal rejection with chance to resubmit pending significant revision on the first chapter. He did find the concept and dialogue really intriguing, there were some concerns.
from nicholelouise
Aug 31, 2017 11:05 am


EQ: 8/31/17 Historical Fiction (online form through WDC17 link)
ER: 8/31/17 eek!
from Blaire143
Aug 09, 2017 4:00 pm


Form Submission 8/2
Personalized rejection w/ feedback 8/4

YA Dark Contemp

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