Steven Salpeter is an agent at Curtis Brown who represents both commercial and literary fiction (heartfelt contemporary adult, family dramas, thrillers, mysteries and magical realism) as well as graphic novels.
He currently represents clients with five New York Times bestsellers and numerous awards, and is actively looking for non-fiction, such as narrative non-fiction, history, popular science or gift books.
Early Life and Education
Steven Salpeter was born in New York City. He attended Far Rockaway High School and the University of Virginia before embarking on his 58 year long family physician career, serving as an active member of Rockaway Rotary Club for much of this time.
He currently serves as President of Literary and IP Development at Assemble Media, a multi-platform production company which simultaneously develops book projects for film and television adaptation. Working closely with Director of Development Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen and Principal Jack Heller, he seeks out literary properties for Assemble’s slate.
He represents an extensive catalog of authors spanning commercial and literary fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, historical fiction, thrillers, young adult novels, middle grade chapter books narrative nonfiction popular science history humor gift books he is not accepting submissions at this time.
Steven Salpeter is a literary agent at Curtis Brown Agency in New York, USA, representing best-selling authors, comic creators, literary estates and multi-platform production company Assemble Media. He has represented bestseller authors, comic creators and literary estates. Additionally, Steven has oversaw IP development and book packaging with Assemble Media.
His publishing career started at Writers House and Brandt & Hochman, editing Tea and creating the Palmetto Prize for Fiction. In 2013 he joined Curtis Brown to assist a Senior Literary Agent as well as Timothy Knowlton with overseeing many venerable estate clients within their roster.
As part of his own list, he is actively building it by searching out literary fiction, commercial fiction, fantasy fiction, graphic novels, historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers written for young adults or authors who combine elements from these genres into their writing. Additionally he welcomes narrative nonfiction gift books history humor books to fill his list.
Achievement and Honors
Steven Salpeter serves as President of Literary and IP Development at Assemble Media. Prior to that role, he spent eight years at Curtis Brown Literary Agency where he represented best-selling authors Kristin Cast, Gabriella Epstein, Katy Farina; International Latino Book Award winner Joy Castro; web creators Sarah Graley, Sara Goetter Stef Purenins Ark Revner Natalie Riess Mei Yu as well as literary estates.
He’s particularly fond of graphic novels, historical fiction, horror and thriller fiction as well as narrative nonfiction books about history, humor and popular science. Additionally, he admires authors who can combine elements from multiple genres in their writing style.
He has experience reading manuscripts and providing revision notes for agents at Writers House, Brandt & Hochman and Curtis Brown; currently accepting queries exclusively via their agent submission form.
Steven Salpeter is a veteran agent who has held editorial and team member roles at Writers House and Brandt & Hochman before joining Curtis Brown as literary agent. Steven currently represents an array of authors such as bestsellers Kristin Cast, Gabriella Epstein and Katy Farina; International Latino Book Award Winner Joy Castro; web creators Sarah Graley, Sara Goetter Stef Purenins Ark Revner Natalie Riess Mei Yu as well as several literary estates.
He is looking for commercial and literary fiction of various genres such as graphic novels, thrillers, historical fiction, mysteries and young adult. Furthermore, non-fiction works focusing on narrative non-fiction such as popular science books or history memoirs are welcome too; all queries must be submitted through his online submission form. He currently resides in New York City. Interested writers should contact him through this online submission form.
Steven Salpeter has over a decade of experience representing best-selling authors, comic creators and literary estates. For eight years at Curtis Brown Literary Agency he represented Kristin Cast and Gabriella Epstein; International Latino Book Award winners Joy Castro, Sara Goetter Stef Purenins Ark Revner Natalie Riess as well as New York Times Bestseller Alexis Nedd & Don’t Hate the Player respectively as well as current event properties scouted for production company Assemble Media as Director of IP Development and Books alongside Principal Jack Heller & Senior Acquisitions Editor Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen.
He is building his client list and looking for literary fiction, historical fiction, mystery/thriller/thrillers, fantasy/graphic novels for middle grade/young adult readers as well as authors that blend elements from these genres into their writing. Additionally, he represents select nonfiction titles in narrative non-fiction categories like popular science, history humor or gift books.