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Steven Salpeter is a literary agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd in New York. A graduate of the University of Florida, Steven was the editor-in-chief of Tea and founder of the Palmetto Prize for Fiction. He began his publishing career at Writers House LLC and Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc., and worked in literary publicity with Lauren Cerand. At Curtis Brown, Steven supports a more senior agent and works to help the CEO manage many of the agency’s estate clients, including W.H. Auden, John Knowles, Alfred Lansing, Ayn Rand, and Stanley Ellin, among other great literary writers and bestselling authors. He is now actively seeking clients.

Steven lives in Brooklyn, NY, spends most weekends in Connecticut, and thoroughly enjoys a good cup of tea.


Steven Salpeter is actively building his list and seeks literary fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, historical fiction, thrillers, young adult, and authors who blend elements of these genres. Steven is also interested in narrative nonfiction, gift books, history, humor, and popular science.


Curtis Brown, Ltd. is one of the best established agencies in the world. With a robust staff dedicated to handling film, translation, audio and digital media rights, the agency is uniquely positioned to succeed in offering top quality literary representation in all aspects of its clients’ careers. The agency’s clients include many bestselling authors, literary award winners, and some of the best thinkers and intellects in the world. The office has world class film and foreign rights departments, and handles ancillary rights internally. I am aggressive in seeking the best possible terms for our clients across all platforms.

With the changes in the industry, Curtis Brown continues to lead the field while maintaining its commitment to the ethics, values, and mindset that have brought so much success to our clients. We work with many of the top book publishers in New York City and in many other locations. We strive to find the best opportunities for our clients

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