Cyle C. Young is a literary agent with Hartline Literary Agency. He is currently acquiring new clients for both the General and Christian markets. Cyle will review any author or project, but he is most passionate about Speculative (Fantasy, Dystopian, and Sci-Fi, YA, Children’s Books, Romantic Suspense, and Amazing Love Stories/Romance (Any setting or time Period).

Submissions Guidelines

• PLEASE conform to ALL of the requirements in our submission guidelines below.

• Concerning unsolicited manuscripts, if you have not heard back from Cyle within 4 weeks of submitting, please assume that we do not intend to pursue your query further.

A proposal is A SINGLE document, not a collection of files.

Include answers to these questions in your cover letter:

  1. What is the status of your manuscript.
    • Is it partial?
      • If so, what percentage is finished?
    • Is it complete?
      • If so, how many edits have been done?
      • If so, has it been reviewed by a professional editor?
  2. Do you have a book(s) published?
    • If so, what are the titles?
    • If so, who are the publishers?
  3. Are you published in magazines, compilations, online?
    • If so, who are the publishers?
    • What type of work was published?
  4. What do you write? If you write fiction please include genre.
  5. How many unpublished works are you looking to have represented?
    • Please list all works including genre, completion status, and titles. (Include as an attachment)
  6. Are you willing to work hard, edit, rewrite, take criticism, market, and self-promote to help get your books purchased?

• Cyle works with both domestic and foreign authors. 

If you have a proposal, please feel free to submit it. It is not necessary, but any authors who do not have a proposal will be required to watch Cyle’s instructional videos on how to prepare the required proposal.

All of Cyle's clients and potentially prospective clients are required to take their first 3 chapters through a "polish" process.