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Ms. Linda S. Glaz

Hartline Literary Agency

51670 Washington

New Baltimore, MI 48047

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from edwardw5
Nov 30, 2020 6:10 pm

Critical of my work. If you are going to be critical you should offer something more constructive. There is a lot to be said about manners just not here. I placed her in my do not query list.
from TinaHendricks
Nov 28, 2020 10:43 am

sell sheet emailed, adult female-driven comm fantasy-mag realism, 88k 11/28/20
from leftyfelix2
Oct 27, 2020 7:18 pm

DO NOT SUBMIT TO AGENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After sending them a proposal I worked on for 2 hours (not worth it, trust me), they rejected it within an hour.
Claim #1 - I had no social media links ANYWHERE when they were in the signature of the query letter email.
Claim #2 - Very uninteresting.
Very cruel & rude, I found. A literary agent should be looking over your proposal, taken proper time that is needed in order to do so, and reading over your chapters instead of rejecting just by one quick look. He even said that he's "getting away from the Christian genre because it doesn't sell as much anymore" where, on the bio of the Hartline website, it actually says otherwise.
from soleh1
Oct 23, 2019 5:05 pm

.same info in letter to me. Turned them down.
From her bio on agency website:

"Please no works that include any graphic sexuality or profanity."
from KristenH
Sep 21, 2019 1:37 pm

EQ 7/26/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 8/27/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from Whitegardenia
Mar 22, 2018 12:47 pm

From her bio on agency website:

"Please no works that include any graphic sexuality or profanity."
from KristenH
Feb 01, 2018 10:56 am

EQ 10/28/16 (Requery Chain Reaction)--same day rejection. She said she doesn't handle novels with cursing in it. Mine doesn't have any, so I'm thinking she remembers the original back in 2012. I'll try Diana in December with Chain Reaction.
from KristenH
May 25, 2017 4:25 pm

EQ 3/27/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 5/25/17 (Passed--didn't connect.)
from Patrick (admin)
May 01, 2017 8:32 am

Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved this listing.

from Bryn_75
Aug 19, 2016 12:57 pm

I "know" Linda as we were both fellow writers represented by Hartline when Terry Burns was with them. I believe she took over Terry's position. She's super nice, but I don't think she's any better as an agent than Terry was. She's placed a few books, I believe, in the women's romance/suspense genre. But my experience with the agency was horrible. Terry is a very nice guy, and a good Christian man. Nothing against him. But he sent out letters to publishers with typos in them. He said he read through my book in one sitting, but then was wanting me to re-write things so that it would "force" the reader to turn the first page. Basically, they seem to have a template of "to-dos" for writers that are silly and undefined. What, exactly, will "force" a reader to turn the first page? Wouldn't it be the fact that they found the story interesting enough to pick up in the first place? There's no objective rule that can be used to measure that. It's a purely subjective thing ... and yet I've seen that over and over. Bottom line, I think getting an agent with Hartline would be fine if you are writing a romance/suspense targeted for women. They appear to have connections for that. I'm not sharing this to be derogatory of anyone, just want to share my experience.
from KristenH
Jun 20, 2016 4:05 pm

6/20/16-Same day rejection for Venom's requery and read it fast. She said it didn't work out for her and didn't hold her interest. She said it needs a lot of work, but that's just her opinion. I disagree. I'll try her with Chain Reaction this summer.
from batsojopo
Nov 10, 2015 5:27 pm

EQ: 10/23
ER: 11/4 said beginning was too slow. I asked if I could revamp the beginning and resubmit. Linda agreed.
ER: 11/10
from Julie_L_Spencer
Sep 01, 2014 11:03 pm

My response from Linda:
Julie, I just don't feel it's quite ready yet for submission.
I'd suggest that you get involved with organizations and take
all the classes they offer. They are two very good ones, ACFW,
and Faithwriters. Both offer classes as part of their membership,
or there are some awesome blogs: Write This Way by Suzanne
Hartmann and Gail Gaymer Martin's blog (can't remember the name
of it) but both offer plenty of good info and advice on writing much
stronger fiction. The dialogue in this just isn't strong enough, in my
opinion. I wish you the best and have no doubt with some hard work
this will be ready to pursue.
from PhantomII
Jul 28, 2014 3:18 pm

I agree with WriterK. The part I most disliked about their incredibly structured "proper proposal" tome was the two sections that asked for market and competitive analysis. Well, uh, isn't that sort of why we're looking for an agent? Aren't YOU supposed to evaluate the market potential and tell US how you'd pitch it to publishers?

If they want us to do the work and then take their 15%, they're looking at the wrong author. They're on my DNQ list.
from WriterK
Jul 01, 2014 1:05 pm

Eq: 6/20

You know, after all the hoops they make an author jump through just to query them, something more than a "not the right fit" form would be nice. I know agents are busy but that submission requirement list was practically a short story in itself!!

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