Cyle Young

About Hartline

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.

At this time, we are looking for Young Adult; middle grade chapter books; genre fiction, especially romance, love stories, and speculative (sci-fi and fantasy); easy readers, picture books and board books; non-fiction (parenting, leadership, ministry, and self-help), movie and screen plays. 

We are NOT looking for poetry or memoirs. 


About Cyle

Cyle is a multiple-genre award-winning author and a literary agent for Hartline Literary Agency. He is the winner of over sixteen writing awards. Cyle 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.

He serves as managing editor of, a website devoted to helping aspiring writers become published authors. He is editor of First Steps: Student Version. This 100,000+ selling independent discipleship curriculum that is used internationally to disciple adults and students over the course of twelve weeks. Cyle also is a co-writer of All Out Sports devotionals and curriculums, used annually by over 10,000+ students and parents.

When not writing or playing with his kids, Cyle spends his time avoiding snakes, hiding from aliens, and doing his best to never again pass gas on a horse.

You can learn more about Cyle by visiting his website at


Workshop Presented by Cyle:

Winning at Winning Contests: From Contest to Contract 
Winning 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 contests entries to work for you.  

Shouting in a Windstorm
Understand why only 12%-16% of your friends or followers see your Facebook or Twitter posts, and learn how to improve the chances they will be seen. Discover the secrets of Edgerank, Facebook’s ever-changing formula, and learn how you can maximize your social presence. Learn the secrets to post frequency and utilize a top social marketing philosophy to create ancillary accounts and pages to drive traffic, increase your followers and likes, and grow your platform.