- Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Represented by: Terry Burns, Agent
Hartline Literary Agency represents fiction and nonfiction books to leading mainline and inspirational publishers. Over the past 15 plus years, we have built productive working relationships with editors that help us advise you and guide your work toward the most appropriate markets.
We currently represent many award-winning authors, and we seek to add both established and promising authors to our list of clients. If we recognize potential in your work, we will do our best to achieve the exposure and attention it deserves.
Our core strength is representing commercial fiction and nonfiction books for adults. We do not market childrens books, short fiction, screenplays, scripts, poetry, or magazine articles. We are prepared to represent most genres in commercial fiction except science fiction and fantasy. We are probably not the right agency to market your literary fiction, nor are we likely to appreciate manuscripts that contain extraordinary violence, unnecessary profanity, or gratuitous sexuality.
Hartline Literary Agency strives to be accessible, rather than distant or unapproachable. Our clients often tell us we are friendly and service-oriented, that they enjoy being represented by Hartline agents. We’re proud of our reputation, and also of the rapport we’ve built with major publishers.
Terry Burns has been with the Hartline agency for the past three years and has a substantial list of clients, a growing list of credits, and a reputation for presenting to conferences all over the country. He’s listed as number three on the Publisher’s Marketplace list of agents helping debut authors to publish. Before coming with the agency, Terry represented businesses as a chamber of commerce executive for more than 25 years, making deals and doing promotion. He came from a writing background, and he has more than 30 books in print, including work in a dozen short story collections and six nonfiction books plus numerous articles and short stories.
A graduate of West Texas State , he did post graduate work at Southern Methodist University. Terry plans to continue writing inspirational fiction as well as working with Hartline. He tries to run a paperless office so he doesn’t take hard copy submissions. Terry is a native Texan living in Amarillo, Texas.