Welcome To Hartline Literary

Joyce HartHartline is one of the most established literary agencies serving the Christian book market and now works in the general book market as well. Over the years this has allowed us to build valuable relationships with editors which helps us guide your work to the appropriate market.

We work with many award winning authors and seek to add both published and promising new authors to our list. Our core strength is representing inspirational fiction and non-fiction books for adults. We do not market children’s books, screenplays, scripts, poetry, or magazine articles. We represent most genres in inspirational or commercial fiction except science fiction and fantasy. We are now also working with Amazon through the White Glove Program to help our clients with self-publishing.  For more information, please contact a Hartline agent. 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 Literary Agency follows high ethical standards. We do not charge fees for reading or evaluating your work (including outlines, proposals, and manuscripts). We try to respond to queries as quickly as possible (although our workload sometimes stretches the evaluation process longer than we-or you-would like). We have a straightforward, traditional fee structure. Our fee is 15 percent of royalties and advances earned by the work we represent. We are diligent in protecting funds we receive on your behalf (our policy is to pay within five days of receipt of the check from the publisher)

Hartline Literary Agency strives to be accessible. Our brand is “The Agency with Heart.” Our clients often tell us that we are friendly and service-oriented, and that they enjoy being represented by Hartline. We’re proud of our reputation, and also of the rapport we’ve built with major publishers.

Joyce Hart