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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 nmkalipetis
Sep 20, 2021 6:25 pm

Queried: 6/21/21
No response as of 9/20/21 - 91 days
119k Fantasy

Going to consider this one a 'no.'
from OPKiwi
Sep 20, 2021 12:09 am

CNR 100 days.
from rebeccatrusty
Aug 16, 2021 3:53 pm

EQ: 5/6/21 (I submitted the first 23 pages/3 chapters in the form)
CNR: 8/16/21

Adult psychological suspense 95k
from slcody
Aug 03, 2021 3:19 pm

@morenerdthanperson: I don't think anything dodgy is going on. He was listed on their website the last time I looked (a few weeks ago), and he has more than 20 deals listed on Publishers Marketplace. I assume he recently left Curtis Brown and just hasn't updated his social media yet to indicate whether he's joining another agency or leaving agenting entirely.
from morenerdthanperson
Aug 02, 2021 7:21 pm

I was about to query him, but noticed that while he claimed he was working at Curtis Brown and the submission form his Twitter profile linked to looked like it belonged to Curtis Brown, he is not listed on the official Curtis Brown website and his submission form doesn't exist within the Curtis Brown website (unlike other Curtis Brown agents' forms).
I emailed Curtis Brown asking if he was still an agent with them, and they said no. I have no idea what is going on here, but it looks dodgy. I'd stay away.
from StanMoroncini
Jul 17, 2021 2:45 pm

Queried him back in July of 2020. Never heard back. I understand lit agents are busy but I hate it when they don't show the modicum of professionalism by responding that they're not interested.
from Milkcoke
Jul 08, 2021 10:17 am

EQ: 4/21

No response rejection
from AshleyRatliffTheWriter
Jul 01, 2021 2:17 pm

FQ: 7/1/2021

SFF 121k
from VictoriaAlexis
Jun 23, 2021 9:29 pm

DM on Twitter the day after #PitchDis, saying he’d seen my pitch and wanted the full manuscript. Sent right away, 6/23/21
from EwoksOverPorgs
Jun 23, 2021 1:58 pm

EQ: 6/23/21

122K Adult Fantasy
from mjcassell
Jun 22, 2021 9:20 am

EQ: 6/22/21

95k Adult Historical Thriller
from FloraMacIvor
Jun 15, 2021 7:11 am

EQ: 5/27/2021
Historical fiction, 71K
from masonwest
Apr 25, 2021 1:22 pm

YA fantasy, 114k no response considered rejection
from mhbarton
Apr 20, 2021 5:11 am

Form Query: 4/20/21

Adult fantasy, 89k
from paulaschumacher
Apr 11, 2021 8:56 pm

FQ: 12/13/20 Historical speculative fiction. 79k.
Confirmation form email: 12/13/20.
Received no response in specified timeframe. Considering it a rejection.

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