Monday, May 2, 2016

Write-to-Publish Faculty Interview: Cyle Young, Hartline Literary and Elective Course Instructor

Tell us about Hartline Literary.

Hartline 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. 

How can a writer best prepare for an appointment with you?

Be prepared. Know your book and know why your book needs to exist. Let your writing speak for itself. Sell me on your plot and your drive to improve and excel as an author. 

Give us a snapshot of your classes:

Winning Writing Contests: From Contest to Contract (Friday afternoon):

Win your way to a publishing contract and/or agency contract. Embrace contests to initiate your writing career. Create publicity and create market awareness by winning contests. Learn why you need to separate your writing passion from your contest entries, and harness your contest entries to work for you.  

100+ Tech Tools Every Author Should Know (Saturday afternoon):

The Internet provides a wealth of resources for writers. In this class we will review over 100 new and popular tech tools that will help you as a writer. Learn what a Thunderclap is and how it can help you share your book launch with the world. Gain more twitter followers through Followback programs. Create amazing graphics for book covers and social media through Canva or PicMonkey. These are just a few, come to the class and learn about many more!

 Read more about Hartline Literary.

Write-to-Publish meets June 8 – 11
in the Chicago area.

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