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Ms. Jolene Haley

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124

Solana Beach, CA 92075



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Website: www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com

Twitter: jolenehaley

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KathrynFaye007
Feb 25, 2021 1:55 am


EQ: 24 Nov 2020
CNR: 25 Feb 2021

I should just close this out. It's been 93 days.

MG Dark Magical Realism 63k
from mjcassell
Feb 16, 2021 6:37 am


EQ: 2/16/21 w/full (Pitch Wars request)

95k Adult Historical Adventure
from tllehmann
Feb 05, 2021 12:21 pm


EQ: 7/13/2020
PR: 7/31/2020

Sent nudge 2/5/21

93K YA Fantasy
from sophiakate
Feb 04, 2021 7:36 am


Live pitch 1/30/21
partial request 1/30/21 (sent same day)

85K adult fantasy
Very easy to talk to, great notes on my live pitch. I've got my fingers crossed.
from jesslind
Jan 13, 2021 8:09 am


Sent a query mid July and after months, had set the project aside to research for another. Miraculously, I got an email on 12/31 saying she wanted to read the first ten pages--even after I had forgotten to paste them in the body of the email!

I'm not expecting much, but it was quite a nice surprise!

Query sent: 7/16/2020
Request for ten pages: 12/31/2020

Rejected: 1/13/2021 - It was a very kind slightly personal form and I appreciate the compliments. However, I had decided months ago to shelve this project and have been working on another that I am VERY excited about!
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 12, 2021 6:23 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks KristaVanDolzer
from KristaVanDolzer
Jan 12, 2021 5:24 pm


I sent a query to Ms. Haley today, too, andyscontras. According to Marsal Lyon's website, all the agents at this agency are currently open to queries except Patricia Nelson.
from andyscontras
Jan 12, 2021 3:59 pm


EQ 1/12/2021 -- Speculative Fiction 84K (had received an email from her in December saying she would open to queries after 1/11 so off it went...
from BritMoss
Jan 05, 2021 10:46 am


EQ: 11/05/2020
CNR: 1/5/2021
Paranormal Romance 99k
from Leim01
Dec 29, 2020 9:18 am


MG Supernatural horror 52k
EQ 7-16-20

Request first 3 chapters 27 December
from Catsamoa79
Dec 27, 2020 3:32 pm


EQ: 7/15/20
Resent 10/2/20 when I realized I forgot to attach the 10 page writing sample
CNR: 12/1/20
ER: 12/27/20, Nice, personal note; not a good fit for her list at this time
from HopeDiamond
Dec 20, 2020 7:32 pm


MG contemporary psychological suspense, 50,000 words
Pitched at online agent fest 11.21.20
Requested first 3 chapters
Sent 11.21.20


Jolene was easy to talk to, gave good feedback.
from andyscontras
Dec 17, 2020 3:13 pm


didn't see she was closed until Jan -- sent EQ I guess resend in January?
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 16, 2020 8:03 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks fictiongirl
from fictiongirl
Dec 16, 2020 7:50 pm


I was excited to query her but it seems she's closed until Jan 11th.

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