Stephanie Delman

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

My Manuscript Wish List®

I represent 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 my buzzwords in fiction: cults, hauntings, migrations, intergenerational trauma, inheritance, hunger, devotion, curses, competition, cultural commentary, wit, and whimsy. I also represent a limited selection of narrative nonfiction projects by authors with established platforms
and unique perspectives. In nonfiction, I’m 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, I favor #ownvoices, diverse perspectives, and feminist narratives.

Favorite non-client novels of the past few years:
THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT by Alexander Chee
MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite
MIGRATIONS by Charlotte McConaghy

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.

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