Stephanie Delman began her career at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in early 2012, after a stint in digital media. Stephanie worked closely with agency president Heide Lange for nearly 6 years, handling foreign rights for Dan Brown, Brad Thor, and other bestselling authors while also building her own list. She is now delighted to work exclusively with her own clients, mainly on domestic rights but with an eye toward the global market.
Stephanie represents adult fiction and select non-fiction. In fiction, she is particularly enthusiastic about literary/upmarket contemporary fiction, genre-bending suspense, and atmospheric, near-historical fiction (past 200 years). While Stephanie does not work with strict genre writers, she is drawn toward literary narratives that contain elements of surrealism, magic, or sci-fi (think Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel or Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado). She also enjoys interwoven plots, epic/international family sagas, and fictionalized accounts of overlooked periods in history. Stephanie also represents a selection of non-fiction by authors with established, engaging, and unique perspectives, as well as a few comic illustrators whose work is geared toward the adult market.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins’ Writing Seminars program, Stephanie considers herself a “hands-on” agent. She enjoys the editorial process and is eager to work with debut authors who are serious about their craft.
Sample Titles or Authors
Gather the Daughters, Jennie Melamed
Run for Something: A Real-Talk Guide to Fixing the System Yourself, Amanda Litman
Girl in the Afternoon, Serena Burdick
Family Saga, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Upmarket Women’s Fiction
Narrative, True Crime, Women’s Concerns
Commercial Fiction, GLBT, Horror, Humor/Satire, Science Fiction, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense
Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Food & Lifestyle, GLBT, Gift Books, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Politics, Pop Culture, Travel