Peter Steinberg

Peter Steinberg

Peter Steinberg has 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. His list includes narrative non-fiction, commercial and literary fiction, memoir, health, history, lifestyle, humor, sports and young adult. Several of his authors have had their books made into major motion pictures, including Towelhead and I Love You Phillip Morris.
Peter began his agenting career as an assistant at Donadio & Ashworth in 1996, where he was fortunate enough to assist many great writers including Mario Puzo, Peter Matthiessen, Edward Gorey, Cathleen Schine, Robert Stone and Chuck Palahniuk. He has sold books for a couple agencies since and then ran a namesake shop for several years before joining Foundry.
Peter’s a graduate of NYU film school and worked briefly in the film business and was a screenwriter prior to becoming a literary agent.
Peter Steinberg only accepts submissions by email. Please send all queries for Peter to For more information on submitting your project, please see the Foundry Submissions page.


  • You Are a Badass
    Jen Sincero
    #1 New York Times Bestseller
    Over 1.3 million copies in print

  • You Are A Badass at Making Money
    Jen Sincero
    New York Times Bestseller

  • “My
    Amy Dresner

  • “Ultimate
    David Gessner

  • “Us
    JJ Strong

  • “Shadow
    Christopher Swann

  • “The
    Keith Donohue

  • “Sober
    Amber Tozer

  • “We
    Caseen Gaines

  • “A
    Robin Roe

  • “The
    Christopher Charles
    “A dark gem of a novel” -Publishers Weekly

  • “African
    Robert Gaudi