Tova Seltzer is an editor, fiction writer, and poet. She holds a B.A. in creative writing from American University in Washington, D.C., and is a 2020 graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course. The great love of her life is working with stories in development and figuring out what they want and need to be the greatest they can be. You can be confident she’ll take your fictional character children as seriously as you do! She loves contemporary fiction and novels that play with magical realism— Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi was a recent favorite— but most of all, you can’t keep her away from a good YA section. When not reading or writing, you can find her watching Freeform dramas about young professionals or building her produce empire in Stardew Valley.

  Sensitivity / Expert

  • Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism
  • Asexuality/the ace spectrum
  • Child of a same-sex couple and of separated/remarried same-sex parents
  • Conception via sperm donation
  • Phobias
  • Aromanticism
  • Tabletop gaming
  • Spanish language (working fluency, translation)

 Preferred Genres

Romcom  Middle Grade  Young Adult  Low Fantasy 

 Avoided Genres

Horror  Detailed medical stories 


What Clients Say

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My studio was working on a relaunch of a roleplaying game from the early 2000s. Unfortunately, the game came with a lot of potentially problematic content, and we wanted to make it more acceptable and appealing to a wider audience. After our rewrites, we needed someone who understood fantasy roleplaying settings and also had professional experience as a sensitivity reader. So we turned to Salt & Sage, and their wonderful editing team.

Tova Seltzer did an amazing job reviewing our rewritten material. Not only did she give us different perspectives that our studio lacked, she also provided some great suggestions to improve our material, and even caught a few embarrassing grammar errors! We look forward to working with her and the rest of the Salt and Sage staff in the future.