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FOUNDED 2005

Full Circle Literary

Stefanie Von Borstel

Stefanie Sanchez Von Borstel is literary agent and co-founder of Full Circle Literary, an entrepreneur, and mom with more than 20 years of experience in the book publishing industry. Prior to agenting, she worked in editorial, publicity and trade marketing with Penguin and Harcourt Children’s Books. Stefanie represents children’s books from toddler to teen, and adult nonfiction.

On the adult side, her focus is creativity, art, lifestyle, community and family-interest. Recent adult nonfiction she represents: A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives by Lisa Congdon (Chronicle), and Balanced & Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident and Capable Children by Angela Hanscom (New Harbinger).

On the children’s side, she represents both fiction and nonfiction. Children’s books she has represented have been awarded the Charlotte Zolotow Award for Best Picture Book, Pura Belpré Awards and Honors, The Christopher Award, NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor for Best Nonfiction, and the Agatha Award for Best Mystery Novel. She is honored to work with Monica Brown, Toni Buzzeo, Diana López, Cindy Jenson-Elliott, Carmen Tafolla, and Jennifer Ward, to name a few. Some exciting 2017 new releases: Stack the Cats written and illustrated by Susie Ghahremani (Abrams), The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez (Viking/Penguin), and Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown, illus by John Parra (NorthSouth Books).

Stefanie also represents new and award-winning illustrators including Susie Ghahremani, Lisa Congdon, Rafael López, John Parra, Alexander Vidal and Juana Martinez-Neal. She enjoys tapping her publicity and marketing background to champion writers and artists. Stefanie is always thrilled to work with creatives that have a distinct style or expertise that can crossover to both the children’s and adult markets. When not reading, Stefanie is probably searching for seashells with her family.

STEFANIE’S WISH LIST
Please note Stefanie is closed to submissions until October 1, 2017, with the exception of requested conference and contest submissions. Please submit to another of our wonderful Full Circle Literary agents via our online Submissions Form. Thank you!

  • Adult nonfiction that both informs and inspires from entrepreneurs with a strong platform, particularly women. Nonfiction I have represented: NYT bestseller The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney (Abrams), and Art Inc: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist by Lisa Congdon and Meg Mateo Ilasco (Chronicle).
  • Middle grade fiction contemporary or historical with unforgettable characters (please send fantasy or sci-fi to Taylor in our office).
  • Middle grade or young adult books with illustrations, art, music or interactive elements memorable characters that come to life through both words and visuals like ROLLER GIRL, THE CODE BUSTERS CLUB series, and THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN. I am very excited to represent Celia C. Pérez’s middle grade debut The First Rule of Punk (Viking, August 2017), which has been selected as an Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Selection by the American Booksellers Association and was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.
  • Picture book author-illustrators timeless picture books with gorgeous lyrical writing and beautiful artwork that will be read again and again. I am thrilled to work with Susie Ghahremani on her author-illustrator debut just released by Abrams, Stack the Cats, which has received two starred reviews!

CONFERENCES

Stefanie will be on faculty at the following conferences:

Latest Deal

Emery Lord’s THE MAP FROM HERE TO THERE, a follow up novel to THE START OF ME & YOU in which Paige and friends navigate the decisions, celebrations, and heartaches of senior year, and what happens in the after part of happily ever after, to Mary Kate Castellani at Bloomsbury in a two-book deal, by Taylor Martindale Kean at Full Circle Literary.

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