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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 rivershadow654
Oct 09, 2018 11:01 pm

Online Form 10/9/18 YA Fantasy-Adventure
from KristenH
Sep 29, 2018 2:19 pm

EQ 7/18/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/20/18 (Passed via nudge--not a good fit)
from aalogan
Sep 26, 2018 2:02 pm

Online form: 9/26/18 70k literary fairy tale retelling
Received this message upon submitting:
"Thank you. Your query has been submitted. You should receive an automated confirmation email from salpeterformletters [at] If you do not receive this confirmation please email your query there."
Update: found confirmation email in my junk folder an hour later.
from tome129
Sep 18, 2018 6:08 pm

Queried via online form: 6/28/18 (received a confirmation email on 6/28/18)
CNR: 9/18/18
98K Adult Historical
from SpinyFirx
Aug 14, 2018 5:58 am

EQ: 8/14/2018 (Fantasy)
from DueleNinja
Aug 13, 2018 11:25 am

EQ: 6/19/18
CNR: 8/13/18
YA sci-fi 93k
from billricardi
Aug 03, 2018 4:36 am

Query window has ended. No reply from agent.
Closing query.
Self publishing 'Rhythm' - YA Urban Fantasy.
from worddance
Jul 24, 2018 5:04 pm

EQ: 7/24/18 (form)

YA Fantasy, 79,000
from Kwjk2432
Jun 07, 2018 2:55 am

EQ: 9/18/17
CNR: 10/10/17
from LightofBeauty
May 13, 2018 11:06 pm

12/18/2017 EQ

from KarisHuman
May 11, 2018 11:41 am

@ndrwdyng, he didn't before, but he does now since mine got lost! He just set it up today, so if it's been eight weeks, I'd send a follow-up message. Apparently it's being very temperamental.

Original Query: 03/20/18
Nudged/Follow Up: 05/10/18
Resubmitted: 05/11/18
from jldelozier
Apr 25, 2018 1:22 pm

Form query 4/21/18 72,000 word commercial
ER: 4/25/18
from ndrwdyng
Apr 24, 2018 3:00 pm

queried through Steven's online form. Should I have gotten an email confirmation? I didn't get one. Any recent queriers remember if they got a confirmation?
from KristenH
Apr 23, 2018 4:42 pm

EQ 2/23/18 (Requery Venom)
ER 4/23/18 (Passed from nudge--not confident to read on)
from MR_Work
Apr 12, 2018 8:39 pm

EQ 1/14/2018 (via form)
CNR 3/22/2018

Update: ER 4/09/2018. Form rejection indicating he didn't connect with the narrator's voice.

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