Lane Heymont

Lane Heymont – Editor

I'm a literary agent with specialization in science fiction, fantasy, horror and non-fiction proposals.

Overview

I have worked in the publishing industry for 12+ years with a successful track record of editing and selling SFF, horror, and non-fiction projects in both the adult and young adult market.


My editorial services focus on developing and fine-tuning a project before it's submitted to agents or publishers for consideration. This includes an editorial letter which addresses world-building, plot/structure, character development, and consistency.


I'm also available to provide shorter editorial letters with inline comments, via TrackChanges, addressing aspects which may need more developing.


I especially enjoy building non-fiction proposals and am more than happy to help you build one.


Upcoming projects I have edited, developed, and sold include:


Johnny Compton — THE SPITE HOUSE (Tor/Nightfire)

Donyae Coles — MIDNIGHT ROOMS (HarperCollins/Amistad)

Suzanne Young — IN NIGHTFALL (Delacorte) WHAT STAYS BURIED (Harper's Children)

Dr. Robin George Andrews — SUPER VOLCANOES (Norton), HOW TO KILL AN ASTEROID (Norton)

Diana Rodriguez Wallach — SMALL TOWN MONSTERS (Underlined), HATCHET GIRLS (Delacorte)

Hailey Piper — A LIGHT MOST HATEFUL (Titan Books)

Cynthia Pelayo — FORGOTTEN SISTERS (Thomas & Mercer)

Wendy N. Wanger — GIRL IN THE CREEK (Tor/Nightfire)



****My services as a freelance editor are wholly separate from my position as a literary agent, which means I cannot and will not consider or represent any project I review/edit as an editor. Nor will I refer you to another agent and/or publisher. This is my profession and I will not partake in any, or implied, pay for play or conflict of interest. These services are only meant to help you strengthen your project for the next stage in your journey.***



Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences Math & Science
Fiction
Epic Fantasy Horror Psychological Thriller Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Bachelors of Science

Work experience

The Tobias Literary Agency

Aug, 2016 — Present

- Edit, develop, and submit client manuscripts to publishers.
- Negotiate book deals with publishers.
- Maintain query inbox.

The Seymour Agency

Jun, 2012 — Aug, 2016 (about 4 years)

- Edit, develop, and submit client manuscripts to publishers.
- Negotiate book deals with publishers.
- Maintain query inbox.

Lane has 9 reviews

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Megan Z.

Megan Z.

Jun, 2022

Lane gave excellent and insightful feedback on my query letter and also followed up afterwards to let me know he had been impressed with my changes. I'm very glad to have worked with him!
Matthew L.

Matthew L.

Feb, 2022

Lane helped me out tremendously with my query letter. I highly recommend him!
Matt S.

Matt S.

Feb, 2022

The suggestions Lane came up with have helped me create an exciting query letter and has enabled the reader to feel the tone of my novel.
Thomas F.

Thomas F.

Jan, 2022

Lane is quite knowledgeable. His feedback was helpful! Take my review with a grain of salt, I have rewritten my query letter many times and studied the format, but haven't had an agent yet. Although he did provide some specific feedback, some of it felt quite general. I was hoping for more specific revision points. I don't know how much effort was worth the amount I paid, but some of his thou...
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Daniel V.

Daniel V.

Dec, 2021

Lane provided exceptional help with my query letter. He provided remarkable insight into the bones of the structure and helped me narrow in on the main components that I need to work on. He was not only professional and punctual, but also incredibly friendly. I definitely appreciate his practical knowledge of the industry and his experience as a literary agent. I highly recommend using him for ...
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