Stephanie Rostan

Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency

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 About three quarters of her clients are fiction, including New York Times bestsellers Gillian Flynn, Lisa Lutz and Thomas Lennon as well as Laura Zigman, Colleen Oakley, Nicola Harrison, Wendy Wax 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.

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Horror
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: True Crime
Children’s: Graphic Novel
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction



Years of Industry Experience

2002 (or thereabouts -- I'm not sure!)

Member Since

Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

Writers are welcome to submit via the form on our website: Or via email at or directly to me via Please send a query letter with a sample of no more than 50 pages of writing attached (or a proposal if relevant).