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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 TPreece
Yesterday 10:35 am

FQ 9/30/2020 adult contemporary romance (rom-com) 70K words
from JourneymanNS
Yesterday 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 MandyMBallard
Sep 14, 2020 11:50 am

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

90k YA fantasy
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 CRogers
Jul 06, 2020 9:27 am

EQ: 7/6/20

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
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.
from LazerMcLovintron
May 14, 2020 2:18 pm

Does anyone know anything about his Get In Touch form? Is something like this only to notify him if you've received another offer or similar news?

UPDATE: I have never heard anything from this agent with two queries and his Get In Touch form. Closing him out at not interested in my work
from nomsequitur
May 13, 2020 10:52 pm

FQ: 5/13/20

81k Fantasy
from jfoster1
Apr 29, 2020 12:14 pm

Online form: 4-16-20
Nudge with offer: 4-21-20

No response
from karenleespree
Apr 27, 2020 12:43 pm

online Form: 3-4-20
CNR: 4-27-20

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