- We make sure that your proposal and manuscript is in top shape before it's sent to publishers. This does not mean that we provide edits; however, we will walk you through a polished draft before the contract is signed. I will also provide feedback on your proposal/opening chapter that you can use to make sure your proposal is top quality before it's sent to publishers.
- I like to establish a relationship with the clients -- understand their brand, vision, and dream publishers before I send off the proposal.
- We give our current clients top priority.
- We stay informed with the pulse of the publishing industry -- where it's been, where it's headed.
- We're innovative, hard-working, and use modern methods to help clients achieve their publishing dreams. We're focused on building your career as an author.
- If I choose to represent you, I will remain your main point of contact, whereas Cyle Young will be your agent of record.
- We do not charge a fee to our clients.
- You're welcome to get in touch with me any time you have a specific need/question.
- Clients have access to client-only portal which is where Cyle and I post resources such as workshop podcasts, video tutorials, sample proposals, and more.
- Have industry knowledge, especially in the market/genre they write in
- Are well-educated on the craft
- Are professional
- Have a long-term vision for their writing career
- Have more than one book idea
- Actively work to build an online presence and platform
- Understand what it takes to market a book
- Understand that publishing moves at a turtle's pace
- Can accept constructive criticism
How to submit
After following these proposal guidelines, please send your query and proposal to me: Tessa@HartlineLiterary.com. I look forward to hearing from you! =)
Clients I work with...
Question for you...
What are your short-term and long-term writing goals? What do you look for in a literary agent?
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