My day job is being a literary agent at  Hartline Literary Agency



Jim Hart is a literary agent with Hartline Literary Agency. He works with both veteran and debut authors and represents a mix of non-fiction and fiction clients. Jim serves both the Christian and general markets.

Currently Jim is most interested in non-fiction on the topics of Christian living including the exploration of a deeper relationship with Jesus, thoughtful/reflective work, and theology for the layman. He is also looking at church growth, social issues, parenting, leadership, and some self-help.


Non-fiction writers will need to show a strong platform in their area of expertise.


Jim is looking at select fiction in these categories: suspense/thrillers/mystery, romance (contemporary, historical, suspense, Amish), women’s fiction, cozy mystery, speculative and sci-fi. Fiction writers should possess a strong and growing platform.

He is not looking at children’s or middle-grade fiction at this time.

Jim can help you write a great book proposal. Contact him at for a free book proposal template, specify fiction or nonfiction.  Jim also offers individual proposal coaching.