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Full Agent Profile: Peter Steinberg



NAME

Peter Steinberg

AGENCY
Foundry Literary + Media
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
pssubmissions@foundrymedia.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.foundrymedia.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Humor/Satire | Young Adult | Short Stories
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Sports | Memoirs | Pop Culture | Narrative | Health & Fitness | Humor

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Peter represents a broad range of novels and short story collections and the occasional YA title.
    • His non-fiction interests include memoir, humor, biography, history, health, lifestyle, sports and narrative non-fiction.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Peter does not consider romance, science fiction, poetry, or screenplays.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Peter has represented numerous New York Times bestsellers (including two #1 New York Times bestsellers) and clients have been nominated for or awarded Edgars, The Pulitzer Prize, The Story Prize, The Paris Review Discovery Prize, PEN/Faulkner and National Book Awards.
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of New York University.


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Young Adult
    Nina de Gramont's THE BOY I LOVE, in which best friends both fall for the same guy, creating an unusual love triangle, especially when Tim has a secret of his own, again to Caitlyn Dlouhy at Atheneum, by Peter Steinberg at The Steinberg Agency (world English).

    Non-Fiction | Narrative
    Former senior editor of Surfer Magazine Kimball Taylor's THE COYOTE'S BICYCLE: The True Story of 7,000 Bicycles That Traveled Through the Black Market, Hollywood, The U.S. Prison System, The Military Industrial Complex and the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which uses the common bicycle as the connective thread to uncover the unusual ways in which ideas and influence move between nations' political systems and seemingly unrelated institutions, to Tony Perez at Tin House Books, in a pre-empt, by Peter Steinberg of The Steinberg Agency (NA).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Pushcart Prize nominee Michael F. Smith's RIVERS, an apocalyptic love story in which a climate shift has unleashed a series of storms along the Gulf Coast leaving few survivors below the government-drawn boundary known as "The Line," including a band of thrill-seekers intent on excavating millions buried by corrupt casino bosses before the evacuations; an itinerant preacher with dangerous visions of repopulating the devastated region; and a man, whose devotion to his lost wife and child will eventually force him from his home to seek salvation and to punish those who would try to rob him of his last beautiful memories, to Sarah Knight at Simon & Schuster, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, by Peter Steinberg at The Steinberg Agency (World English).

    Non-Fiction | Humor
    Jen Sincero's YOU ARE A BADASS: NOW START ACTING LIKE ONE, full of blunt humor, sage advice, and the occasional swear word, aims to cut through the competitive din of the self help genre with its own verbal meat-cleaver, to Jennifer Kasius at Running Press, by Peter Steinberg at The Steinberg Agency (world).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Flaherty-Dunnan finalist Drew Perry's SEMI-FLIGHTLESS BIRDS, the story of a recently downsized father-to-be who finds himself working for his erratic brother-in-law in an increasingly shady and perhaps illegal capacity, realizing that what he doesn't know far outweighs what he does know, to Kathy Pories at Algonquin, by Peter Steinberg at The Steinberg Agency.

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    The Watery Part of the World author Michael Parker's next novel FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR CAR, about two broken people who find each other and heal through co-ownership of a used 1984 Buick Electra, again to Kathy Pories at Algonquin, in a very nice deal, by Peter Steinberg of The Steinberg Agency (World).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Donadio & Olson
    JCA Literary Agency, Inc.
    Regal Literary, Inc.
    The Steinberg Agency