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agent : peter@fletcherandco.com
Peter Steinberg
Fletcher and Company

Bio:
Peter Steinberg joined Fletcher & Company in 2021 from Foundry Literary + Media. He’s represented numerous New York Times bestsellers (including three #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. Most recently, The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont was selected for Reese's Book Club, and The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award. His list includes narrative non-fiction, commercial and literary fiction, memoir, self-help, history, pop culture, humor, and sports. Several of his authors have had their books made into major motion pictures, including Towelhead and I Love You Phillip Morris. Steinberg is a graduate of NYU film school and worked briefly in the film business prior to becoming a literary agent.

What I'm looking for:
I can love nearly anything, if the storytelling is there. I try not to overthink it or intellectualize it. If I pick up a piece of material and I find myself immediately drawn into the world the writer has constructed, you’ve got me. If I can’t put it down, even though I have a million other things to read, you’ve got me. And this applies to non-fiction as well as fiction. I believe all books need: a strong story arc, fully-realized characters, excellent plotting, a perspective that feels new and alive.


GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Suspense/thriller, Biography, History, Sports, Science, Literary fiction, Narrative non-fiction, Film/tv, Memoir
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
THE CHRISIE AFFAIR by Nina de Gramont
THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
HUNTING WHITEY by Casey Sherman & Dave Wedge
YOU ARE A BADASS by Jen Sincero
THE GIRLS IN THE STILT HOUSE by Kelly Mustian
NO BAD DEED by Heather Chavez
FOOTNOTES by Caseen Gaines
OUR TEAM by Luke Epplin
MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE by Isabel Quintero
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
To query, please send a letter, brief synopsis, and the first 5-10 pages of the manuscript/proposal pasted into the body of the email to info@fletcherandco.com. You should indicate the agent you are addressing the query to in the subject line. Please do not include email attachments with your initial query, as they will be deleted.

Average response time is 4-6 weeks, so please do not follow up any sooner than that.

Please do not query more than one agent at a time, so please consult our Staff section to review each agent’s interests and specialties.

We are very collaborative so if you submit to one person and they feel it is a better fit for someone else, it will be shared so there is no need to send to multiple people.