Hartline LiteraryTerry has been with the Hartline agency for the last four years and has a substantial list of clients, a growing list of credits, and a reputation for presenting to conferences all over the country (see programs at http://www.terryburns.net/program_page.htm). He’s consistently listed at the top on the Publisher’s Marketplace list of agents helping debut authors to publish. Before coming with the agency, he represented businesses as a chamber of commerce executive for more than twenty-five years, making deals and doing promotion. He came from a writing background where he has nearly 40 books in print.  A graduate of West Texas State he did post graduate work at Southern Methodist University.  He tries to run a paperless office so he doesn't take hard copy submissions. Terry is a native Texan working at the Hartline Amarillo, Texas office. He is a member of the Association of Author Representatives (AAR) and a signatory to their rules of practices and conduct.
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  • The Hartline Literary Agency offers expert representation for authors writing both fiction and non-fiction for mainstream and inspirational markets.
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Meet Terry’s Editorial Assistants

Do You Need An Agent?

My Method of Working Proposals for Clients.

Some Word Count Guidelines

Why do we ask for so much in a proposal?


My literary agent is Terry Burns of Hartline Agency, a Texas gentleman. I like that he sends weekly communication to all of his clients so we know what's going on behind-the-scenes with each client. I like that he emails me within 24 (or less) hours when I have a question. I like that he wrote over 20 books so he knows the author's heart/passion. Terry sold my parenting ms, Right From the Start to Revell with an option for a future discipline book. I'm not sure how busy or filled he is, but you can give him a try:

Brenda Nixon, M.A., Speaker, Writer, Educator, www.BrendaNixon.com
Author, Parenting Power in the Early Years available on Amazon

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