conform to the requirements in our submission guidelines below.
• Concerning unsolicited
manuscripts, if you have not heard back from Hartline Literary Agency
within 12 weeks of submitting, please
assume that we do not intend to pursue your query further.
Joyce Hart works primarily with published authors unless you have met
at a Writer's conference. Also, she will look at referrals by a client
or an editor. Joyce Hart will accept both e-mail and USPS proposals.
• Jim Hart, Terry Burns, Diana Flegal, Linda Glaz and Andy Scheer are
looking at selected first-time authors, published authors and
referrals. These agents accept ONLY e-mail submissions per requirements
below. No zip files. Please do NOT submit any material that would
conflict with the Christian worldview.
• All e-mail submissions sent to Hartline Agents should be
sent as a MS Word doc (or in rich text file format from another word
processing program ) attached to an e-mail with "submission: title, authors name and word count" in the subject line. A proposal is A SINGLE
document, not a collection of files. Place the query letter in the
email itself. Do not send the entire proposal in the body of the e-mail
or send PDF files. There is a nice checklist to ensure your manuscript
is properly formatted that you are welcome to use at the submit page.
Our core strength is representing inspirational fiction and non-fiction
books for adults. We do not market children's books, short fiction,
screenplays, scripts, poetry, or magazine articles. We represent most
genres in inspirational or commercial fiction except science fiction
and fantasy. We are probably not the right agency to market your
literary fiction, nor do we represent books that contain extraordinary
violence, unnecessary profanity, or gratuitous sexuality.
• Hartline works with domestic (living in the United States or Canada)
authors ONLY at this time. For information on what we like to see in a submitted proposal please select Fiction guidelines or nonfiction guidelines.