Stephanie Delman

India Downes-Le Guin

Stephanie Delman 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 novels that play with genre and contain slight elements of surrealism, magic, or sci-fi. Some of Stephanie’s buzzwords in fiction: cults, hauntings, migrations, intergenerational trauma, inheritance, hunger, devotion, curses, competition, cultural commentary, wit, and whimsy. 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 has been with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates since early 2012. After working closely with agency president Heide Lange and handling foreign rights for her bestselling authors, Stephanie began to build a list of clients in 2015 and 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.