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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

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from sandermoffitt
Feb 11, 2020 10:11 pm


EQ: 2/11/2020

112k YA Fantasy
from PortiaDe
Jan 10, 2020 11:09 am


EQ: 02/11/2019
CNR 10/01/2020

Adult historical fantasy 84K
from vivianwolkoff
Jan 06, 2020 1:29 pm


I couldn't find anything about what he wants in his submissions (as in: sample pages, outline, just the query...). I'm sure the info is somewhere out there, I just couldn't find it. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
from Kiarasa
Dec 11, 2019 11:01 pm


EQ (online form) 12/6/19
ER 12/11/19 form rejection ("not connecting with voice")

MG Fantasy, 70k (Sent due to PitMad request)
from dcvine
Dec 11, 2019 5:09 pm


EQ: 20191211
YA Contemporary 65k
from ButtonEyez
Dec 10, 2019 1:18 pm


YA gothic horror/dark fantasy 52k
EQ: Oct 22, 2019
Received e-mail receipt of query.
Passed the 3-weeks mark that he typically replies within, so holding out for the 8-weeks mark.
Nudged Nov 19 at 4-weeks mark (found out he does not read in order of receipt, which was good to learn because I assumed all agents DID read chronologically).
CNR at 7 weeks/49 days, no response to nudge: Dec 10, 2019
from finleyturner
Dec 09, 2019 7:27 am


12/6/19: Submitted Pitmad query request through online form
12/7/19: Form rejection via email
95k domestic thriller
from jdbe27270618
Dec 07, 2019 8:09 am


#PitMad: 03/08/2018
PR: 03/15/2018
EQ: 03/25/2018
ER (thoughtful, helpful): 04/06/2018

YA Fantasy
from KathrynThulin
Dec 05, 2019 7:43 pm


I didn’t initially hear back on my query but after a nudge he requested pages. After another nudge (5-6 months later) he passed, but gave helpful and insightful feedback and was all-around pleasant to interact with.
from smashem
Nov 15, 2019 5:37 pm


FQ: 6/11/19
Nudge with offer: 11/14/19
ER: 11/15/19 - Very kind rejection. Felt the voice leaned more towards adult, but would be interested in seeing anything adult I might write in the future.
85k YA Paranormal
from nmscholl
Oct 23, 2019 12:25 pm


EQ: 10/19/2019
ER: 10/22/2019

YA Epic Fantasy
from Nadler369
Oct 22, 2019 8:34 am


EQ: 10/01
CNR 10/22
Fantasy 125k
from Crystal_Hill
Oct 09, 2019 6:41 pm


Pitched to him in April 2019. Heard 2 minutes before my pitch that he doesn't like time travel. This rattled my already delicate nerves as my book is time travel based. I covered with a joking opener about how I heard he didn't like time travel. We laughed together as he admitted to that rumor, then prodded me for details anyways. We chatted in a much less pressuring way, then he gave me some good advice and some leads. Friendly and inviting, I don't regret attempting to pitch to him!
from Angeliabailey1118
Aug 22, 2019 6:53 pm


EQ 8/22/2019

YA Romantic Suspense 87k
from GeriMC
Aug 14, 2019 5:09 pm


EQ: 6/15
CNR: 8/14/19

He typically replies within 3 weeks, no more than 8. Open to be pleasantly surprised if he's just been ruminating on mine...


adult Fantasy 80k

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