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’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.


  • “French
    Patrick deWitt

  • “Dopesick”
    Beth Macy
    New York Times Bestseller

  • 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

  • “Rocket
    Tim Fernholz

  • “Ultimate
    David Gessner

  • “Us
    JJ Strong

  • “Shadow
    Christopher Swann

  • “The
    Keith Donohue

  • “Sober
    Amber Tozer

  • “We
    Caseen Gaines

  • “
    Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge

  • “A
    Robin Roe

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

  • “African
    Robert Gaudi