Stephanie Rostan 14

An agent with Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency (see other agents at this agency)

About

Stephanie started agenting in 2001 and became a principal at Levine Greenberg Rostan in 2014. Prior to that, she was an editor at Bantam Dell and the Book Producer for iVillage.com. About three quarters of her clients are fiction, including New York Times bestsellers Gillian Flynn, Lisa Lutz and Bryan Reardon as well as Sarah Healy, Wendy Wax, Thomas Lennon and Julia Dahl. Unusual and vivid voices, genre-straddling stories and intense emotion (whether funny, creepy, warm or sad) – the things that make a book stick with you for a long time – are what she finds most appealing. She represents adult, YA and middle grade projects. In nonfiction, she loves projects that solve a problem or make us see things in a new way, such as La Leche League’s revised edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Amir Levine and Rachel Heller’s Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment, Chris Santella’s 50 Places series. She has also worked on narrative nonfiction such as New York Times bestseller Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado with Vince Rause and the true crime memoir The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe. Raised in Andover, Massachusetts, Stephanie is the daughter of a Latin and Greek teacher whose specialty is etymology (ask her dad for a definition and you’ll get a minimum of 36 hours of explanation). This early focus on language led to her obsession with crossword puzzles, a term in Germany as an exchange student and an English/Creative Writing major at Princeton. There she became familiar with the slings and arrows of critique groups and revisions, writing under teachers such as Susan Shreve, Stephen Wright and Joyce Carol Oates. Stephanie now lives with her husband and two children in the New York City area, where she is committed to raising her kids as Red Sox fans despite the hostile environs.

Country & Professional Associations

United States Member of AAR

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Young adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
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Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Young adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Children/Family (General, Parenting/Child care), Health/Medicine, Lifestyle, Memoir, Sports/Recreation.
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
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Dates

Last Updated: 23 Apr 2020
Last Checked: 29 Jun 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 14 Jan 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 29 Jan 2018

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