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Mr. Cyle Young

Hartline Literary Agency

123 Queenston Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15235



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Website: hartlineagency.com

Blog: cyleyoung.com

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from brandonmc87
Jun 11, 2018 8:10 am


ER 4/19/18
Proposal Request 6/11/18 (see email below... weird that he requests a proposal for fiction)

100k Adult Dark Fantasy

I’m interested in your book. Please send a full book proposal in accordance to Hartline submission guidelines, to [redacted] with the words “Submittable Request” in Subject line. Please include specific and detailed platform numbers (number of Social Media followers, speaking engagements, previous book sales etc.) in your book proposal. Please also remember to attach your proposal in a word document. I look forward to your email.
Cyle Young
from Dryadwriter
May 31, 2018 6:05 pm


I'm soooo confused. Watched his videos, but on the agency website they say they want a proposal in a certain way, but on his website he doesn't say that, and then I read somewhere on the website about the first three chapters only, so can somebody help me make sense of the confusing way they have this set up?
from willow
Apr 24, 2018 7:52 am


Watched the videos then submitted on 4-22-18.
Got this response on 4-23-18: I’m interested in your book.  Please send a full book proposal in accordance to Hartline submission guidelines, to [redacted]  with the words “Submittable Request” in Subject line.  Please include specific and detailed platform numbers (number of Social Media followers, speaking engagements, previous book sales etc.) in your book proposal. Please also remember to attach your proposal in a word document. I look forward to your email.
Cyle Young

Not sure about the proposal. I contacted a couple of editor friends and they said it's unusual and looks like I'd be in for a lot of the legwork throughout the process. Going to send what he wants and proceed with caution.
4-24-18 Proposal sent.
from brandonmc87
Apr 19, 2018 9:19 am


EQ 4/19/18 - Included only Platform info, Full Synopsis, and Chapter 1-3. Didn't include my normal query (sounded like he didn't want it). At the very least this guy motivated me to start a Youtube channel
from 22niel
Mar 10, 2018 2:09 pm


EQ: 02/08
ER: 03/10
from Mynamewastaken
Nov 27, 2017 9:26 am


EQ 11/26 after watching videos
FR 11/27
from Boreas
Nov 01, 2017 3:34 pm


EQ: 11/1/17

YA Action/Drama 107k

He seems like a very interesting, passionate agent. I enjoyed his submissions videos.

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