Our Agents & Authors

JOYCE HART


Joyce has been a literary agent since 1992. She was formerly the vice president of marketing Whitaker House Publishing and, as the president of Hartline Literary Agency, has over thirty-five years of successful experience marketing and promoting books. Joyce has been a pioneer in selling high quality fiction to the inspirational market and has built an excellent rapport with leading inspirational publishers. A member of ACFW, Joyce is a graduate of Open Bible College, Des Moines, IA now merged with New Hope College in Eugene, Oregon. Joyce is based at Hartline Literary's Pittsburgh headquarters.

joyce@hartlineliterary.com http://hartlineliteraryagency.blogspot.com 123 Queenston Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15235 412.829.2483

Joyce's Clients

JIM HART


Jim’s clients include both veteran and debut authors and represents a mix of non-fiction and fiction clients. He serves both Christian and general markets. Currently Jim is most interested in non-fiction on the topics of Christian living, church growth, social issues, parenting, and some self-help. Non-fiction writers will need to show a strong platform in their area of expertise. He is not looking at memoirs or devotionals at this time.

Jim is looking at select fiction in these categories: suspense/thrillers, romance (contemporary, historical, suspense, Amish), women’s fiction, and some speculative and sci-fi. Fiction writers should possess a strong and growing platform. He is not looking at children’s or middle-grade fiction at this time.

Jim is not looking at proposals for books that have been previously self-published. Please do not send proposals for books that include graphic language and sex.

Jim is also a singer/songwriter/worship leader and has been involved in youth and music ministry for several decades. He is credentialed with the Assemblies of God.

Jim's Clients

DIANA FLEGAL


Diana held the position of Office and Editorial Assistant to Joyce Hart, CEO and founder of Hartline Literary Agency, 6 years before moving to Asheville, NC. She has been a Hartline agent for nine years. Diana is currently accepting submissions only from writers she has met face to face at writers conferences, or from industry referral.

Diana's Clients

LINDA GLAZ


Linda S. Glaz is an experienced editor, reviewer and writer, has been a proofreader for two publishers, an editorial assistant to for Hartline becoming an agent four years ago. She has worked as a professional reviewer for a romance site, and just loves anything to do with books. She's extremely active in the judging community and speaks at conferences nationwide. She is also a member of AWSA, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association which takes her speaking from libraries to ladies teas, churches, and conferences. Linda understands writers, because she IS a writer.

linda@hartlineliterary.com http://hartlineliteraryagency.blogspot.com

NO HARD COPIES, PLEASE!

List of specific wants: I don’t connect with a lot of nonfiction, but would always be happy to have peek. However, if you’ve got a great romance, either contemporary, suspense, or historic, you’ll probably make me happy. Please no works that include any graphic sexuality or profanity. Please no children’s. And any other genre, if well-written, will certainly get my notice. Well-written…well-written…well-written. I’m not choosy as long as it’s …well-written. The most important thing being whether or not I have a place I can take it to. Just because I say no doesn't mean it isn't a great work!

Linda's Clients

ANDY SCHEER


Andy has a wealth of experience as a publishing professional with over 18 years as the managing editor of Moody Magazine, 8 years as the managing editor for the Christian Writer's Guild, and as a free-lance writer and editor. He is a frequent instructor at writing conferences around the country. A journalism graduate from Colorado State University, he also attended Denver Seminary. Andy is a consummate professional and is a great addition to the Hartline team.

andy@hartlineliterary.com http://hartlineliteraryagency.blogspot.com 5074 Plumstead Dr Colorado Springs CO 80920 719.282.3729

I'm looking for a select few, outstanding projects that grab me and won't let me go until I place them with a publisher.

For fiction, this means a memorable blend of characters, setting, and storyline—delivered with carefully crafted prose. For nonfiction, a unique way of addressing a real need with an authority readers will recognize.

And for both, the individual's desire to grow in the craft of writing and to undertake the required discipline to promote their work for others' benefit.

Andy's Clients

Sandy Sheppard
Wayne Valero

CYLE YOUNG


Cyle is a multiple-genre award-winning author. Winner of over twenty writing awards, he considers himself a “binge writer” and routinely scribes 30,000 words in a weekend. His book Belly Buttons and Broken Hearts released with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas in 2013.

Cyle finds great joy in writing and loves to bounce between crafting epic high fantasy tales, helpful non-fiction parenting books, and getting lost in the melodic rhythm of children’s poetry. He serves as managing editor of www.almostanauthor.com, a website devoted to helping aspiring writers become published authors, and is also a monthly contributor to the parenting website, www.just18summers.com, and the writing website, www.thewriteconversation.blogspot.com.

You can learn more about what genres Cyle is aquiring and how best to submit to him by visiting his website at www.cyleyoung.com.

Cyle is seeking:

YA, middle grade, and chapter books
(specific details at www.cyleyoung.com)
genre fiction, especially romance
(specific details at www.cyleyoung.com)
love stories, and speculative (sci-fi and fantasy)
(specific details at www.cyleyoung.com),
easy readers, picture books and board books
(specific details at www.cyleyoung.com)
non-fiction (parenting, leadership, ministry, and self-help)
(specific details at www.cyleyoung.com),
movie and screen plays (specific details at www.cyleyoung.com)

Cyle's Clients