Stephanie Delman

Stephanie represents a spectrum of authors who write for the adult market, with a focus on fiction: literary/upmarket, psychologically propulsive suspense, near-historical fiction, and genre-bending, literary narratives that contain elements of surrealism, magic, or sci-fi (her favorite non-client books in this space include Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado). Stephanie also represents a limited selection of narrative nonfiction projects by authors with established platforms and unique perspectives. In nonfiction, she is looking for longform reportage that reads like fiction, true crime, and expert accounts of dark and far-flung corners of the world. In both fiction and nonfiction, Stephanie favors #ownvoices, diverse perspectives, and feminist narratives.

Stephanie grew up in Northern California, now lives in Brooklyn, and has been with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates since early 2012. After working closely with agency president Heide Lange for several years, handling foreign rights for Dan Brown, Brad Thor, and other bestselling authors while simultaneously building her own list, Stephanie transitioned to full-time agenting in January 2018. A graduate of Johns Hopkins’ Writing Seminars program, Stephanie considers herself a “hands-on” agent and is eager to work with debut authors who are serious about their craft.

What I'm Looking For

Literary/upmarket, psychologically propulsive suspense, near-historical fiction (past 100 years), and genre-bending, literary narratives that are grounded in reality but contain elements of surrealism, magic, or sci-fi. I am also looking for a limited number of narrative nonfiction projects: longform reportage that reads like fiction, true crime, and expert accounts of dark and far-flung corners of the world.

Sample Titles or Authors

Gather the Daughters, Jennie Melamed
What Should be Wild, Julia Fine
Devotion, Madeline Stevens

Specializes In

FICTION: Horror, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Narrative

Considers

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Family Saga, GLBT, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Mystery, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Food & Lifestyle, GLBT, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Pop Culture, Science, True Crime, Women's Concerns