Matt Yates

Yates & Yates, LLP

My Manuscript Wish List®

Matt is a partner at Yates & Yates, LLP, and has been working with author clients alongside Sealy since joining the firm in 1995. Matt has an economics degree from Baylor University and a law degree from Pepperdine Law School. He has a focus on business and leadership books, including 34 million-copy bestselling author John Maxwell, Mark Sanborn, and Zig Ziglar, as well as pastors/bible teachers like Chris Hodges, Kevin Myers, Robert Morgan, and book projects for recording artists such as David Crowder and Lacey Sturm.

Matt is a drummer, Harley rider, former college lacrosse player, and sports enthusiast—he even used to be a sports agent. Matt and his wife Heidi have four daughters.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please be aware of the genres we represent: Non-fiction, business, political, self-help, Christian living, memoir.
Please send your query letter to the above email address and include:
• A brief description of who you are, your qualifications, awards, experience, or platform.
• A compelling description of your book idea, including premise, promise, audience, hook, and felt need.
• Please do NOT send your manuscript or proposal unless a member of our team has requested you to do so.
• Please NO attachments. We will NOT open your email if it includes attachments.
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