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Nonfiction Book Proposal Faculty
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the co-founder and editor of the website Sexy Feminist, and co-author of the nonfiction book Sexy Feminism  (Mariner Books) and author of the nonfiction books Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted  (Simon & Schuster) and  Why? Because We Still Like You (Grand Central Publishing). She served as senior writer for Entertainment Weekly, and she has written for Glamour, Salon, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Writer’s Digest, Fast Company, and New York‘s Vulture, as well as numerous daily newspapers. Her work is included in the anthologies Altared and Coffee At Luke's. She holds a BS from Northwestern University. Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Creative Writing 101   Nonfiction 101   True Story: Creative Nonfiction  
Stephanie Staal is the author of the nonfiction books Reading Women (Public Affairs) and The Love They Lost (Delacorte). Her articles and essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Glamour, and Marie Claire. She has served as developmental editor at She Writes Press, the US editor for Cyan Books, and as a literary scout and editorial consultant. She holds a BA from Barnard College, an MS in Journalism from Columbia University, and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.
J. L. Stermer is an agent with N.S. Bienstock, a full-service talent agency with a division dedicated to developing literary projects, where she handles both nonfiction and fiction authors. She previously served as literary agent and contracts director with the Donald Maass Literary Agency. Also Teaches:  How To Get Published  
Marissa Walsh is a literary agent with Fine Print Literary Management and has served as an editor at Random House. She is the author of the YA novel A Field Guide to High School (Delacorte Press), and the memoir Girl with Glasses (Simon and Schuster). She is the co-author of the nonfiction book Tipsy in Madras (Penguin) and editor of the anthologies Not Like I'm Jealous or Anything (Delacorte Press) and Does this Book Make Me Look Fat? (Clarion Books). She holds a BA from Smith College.

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