Don’t Miss Jim Hart and Paul Stevens at #RealmMakers2017!

We had a couple of late additions to the agents taking appointments at Realm Makers this year. We’re thrilled to have Jim Hart of the Hartline Literary Agency and Paul Stevens of the Donald Maass Literary Agency join us for the first time. Don’t know who they are? Here’s a little more about them …

Jim Hart

Hartline Literary Agency

Jim shares a bit with us:

Our agency is a family business, and I’ve been an agent full-time for four years. Prior to that I was involved part-time on and off for a number of years. I’m interested in all types of spec fiction, from stories with just a touch of spec, to full-on sci-fi or fantasy. I tend to appreciate stories that strongly present a sense of place and history.


Speculative fiction is a genre that I most enjoy when I read fiction. There are so many boundaries that can be stretched, broken and rearranged with speculative – the story and characters don’t need to be bound to the ordinary. Even if the speculative elements are minor it can still propel a story to a place the reader did not expect. I look for authors who grasp that.

Schedule an appointment with Jim here!


Paul Stevens

Pulled from Paul’s page on the Donald Maass website:
Paul Stevens joined the Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2016. He has worked as an editor for 15 years, primarily at Tor Books, where he edited science fiction, fantasy, and mystery.

Paul is looking for science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, suspense, and humor (both fiction and nonfiction).

He’s looking for strong stories with interesting characters. He would love to see stories that take tried-and-true genre tropes and turn them on their heads in an inventive way.

Epic fantasy should stretch the boundaries and shake things up. For example, if your book is about a group of characters going on a quest, be sure you have an inventive take on the quest fantasy subgenre. Show us something that we’ve never seen before.

Schedule an appointment with Paul here!


How do we make appointments (in general)?

If you registered for Realm Makers 2017 and noted that you wanted to sign up for appointments, you should have received an email inviting you to sign up for appointments earlier this month (and a reminder one soon). There is a link and instructions in the email to schedule appointments! It’s super easy.

Now you can sign up for more appointments!

You may choose up to 4 agent/editor appointments and up to 4 mentor appointments. BUT NO MORE!


Kat’s got her whip handy for those who step out of place … Just kidding. 🙂

Only 4 weeks to go!!! We’re rushing around, getting ready for all the fun. And we can’t wait to see our old friends and the new faces!

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