JL STERMER

A smiling white woman in her 40's with dark hair and cool glasses.

JL Stermer is the owner and CEO of Next Level Lit. She's previously worked as a literary agent representing both fiction and nonfiction at New Leaf Literary & Media, UTA, and the Donald Maass Literary Agency. She holds a BA from Columbia University.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

I'm looking for voices reflecting the world as it changes and stories sharing the human experience of life, love, growth, and achievement in both fiction and non-fiction categories, YA and adult.

Non-fiction: smart pop-culture, social justice, current events, fashion/style, health & wellness, self-help, essays, memoir, sports, (pop) business, tech, and science.

For fiction: commercial adult and YA: coming-of-age, rom coms, family stories, and new original voices.

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League, by Britni de la Cretaz and Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers is Saving Ballet from Itself, by Chloe Angyal

Counting Down With You, by Tashie Bhuiyan

Specializes In

FICTION: Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, GLBT, Multi-Cultural, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, GLBT, Men's Concerns, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Parenting, Pop Culture, Psychology, Self-Help, Spirituality, Sports, Women's Concerns

Considers

FICTION: Family Saga, Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Romance, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Food & Lifestyle, Gift Books, Health & Fitness, History, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Music, Pets, Politics, Science, Technology, Travel