Stephanie Delman

Stephanie Delman

Greenburger Associates

My Manuscript Wish List

I represent adult fiction. I’m currently looking for:

  • Near-historical fiction (19th-20th century), especially based on true stories that have been overlooked
  • Literary fiction of all kinds, interesting narrative devices, and coming-of-age novels for adult readers
  • Upmarket women’s fiction and book club fiction, with brave female protagonists (more Jess Walter than Jennifer Weiner); no erotica or romance, please, unless it takes a backseat to the story
  • Certain psychological thrillers, suspense, and literary mysteries; “whydunit” instead of “whodunit”

I love narratives that interweave the past with the present, war-era novels, and epic, multi-generational family sagas. I appreciate great prose in many contexts, and I look for writers who are serious about their craft. I would LOVE to find the next Nicole Krauss or Donna Tartt – I know you’re out there!

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please put “Query: [your book’s title] by [your name]” in the subject line. Include a brief letter and the first few chapters in the body of your email, and if Stephanie is interested in reading further, she will be in touch within 4-6 weeks. Due to the volume of queries she receives, Stephanie regrets that she cannot respond to all submissions.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Historical, Literary, Mystery, Thriller, Women’s Fiction

Favorite sub-genres: Suspense
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