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Ms. Kevan Lyon

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

PMB 121, 665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124

Solana Beach, CA 92075



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Website: www.MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com

Blog: www.facebook.com/Marsal-Lyon-Literary-Agency-191789830085

Twitter: KevanLyon

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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In all submissions, please include a contact phone number as well as your email address. If we are interested in your work, we will call or email you. If not, we will respond via email. (Accordingly, please do not send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) and do not send any pages or materials you want returned to you). Our response time is generally 4-8 weeks. We welcome unsolicited materials and look forward to reading your work.

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from rdickens
Nov 14, 2017 8:05 pm


EQ Memoir 11/13
Form rejection 11/14
from sholroyd
Sep 20, 2017 8:19 am


EQ 8/26/17 (93k word women's fiction)
FR 8/28 from Kevan
ER 9/20 from Patricia Nelson - strong writing, enjoyed it, but don't "have a clear vision for how to help it break out in either the crowded current women's fiction or contemporary romance markets"
from vivienchase
Sep 19, 2017 7:42 pm


EQ 9/18 - Champion (YA 79k)
ER 9/19 from Patricia

Form letter—it even said to find an agent who would “champion” my work. I laughed out loud at the irony.
from KristenH
Sep 19, 2017 4:06 pm


Eq 9/13/17 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/19/17 (Passed from Patricia Nelson--not right for her list at this time.)
from floridagal007
Sep 14, 2017 6:29 am


EQ: 7/30/17 (query letter + first 25 pgs following request at pitch session, HNS Conference June 2017)

ER: 9/13/17 Kevan feels the story lacks a character/era that will appeal to major publishers, I.e. Would be a hard sell. Disappointing but not discouraging: she stated "your writing is very strong" so it wasn't all bad.

Historical/Women's Fiction, 104k
from booklife
Aug 23, 2017 6:35 pm


EQ: 08/15/16
ER: 11/1/16

Historical mystery 74K
from CindyintheRain
May 19, 2017 8:41 pm


EQ: May 18
ER: May 19 form letter from assistant.
from mikalsen
Apr 16, 2017 9:57 am


Had my full for 2 mos, then received a form rejection from Patricia, saying she didn't like the voice.
from Catsamoa79
Apr 13, 2017 4:50 pm


EQ: 4/6/17
ER: 4/13/17
Form letter from assistant Patricia Nelson
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 07, 2017 5:47 pm


Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved her listing.
from Sheluvspink
Mar 18, 2017 6:43 pm


eq-2/18 commercial womens fic
from marinmcg
Mar 17, 2017 9:52 am


EQ 2/22/17
ER 3/7/17 - form rejection from Patricia

Historical romance 78k
from KristenH
Mar 07, 2017 4:32 pm


EQ 3/2/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 3/7/17 (Pass from Patricia Nelson--interesting project, not right for her list.) I'll query Jill with DI next month.
from tauricox
Feb 13, 2017 1:09 pm


EQ: Sept 10, 2016
FR: Sept 13, 2016 (from assistant Patricia)
R&R: Sept 16, 2016 (from Kevan with lots of great feedback)
R&R Sent: Jan 5, 2017
Rejection: Feb 9, 2017 (from assistant Patricia - disappointed to not hear from Kevan herself after revision)
from ARaven
Jan 30, 2017 9:59 am


EQ: 30.01.2017
PR: 30.01.2017 - Kevan forwarded my query to Jill, so moving this over to her profile.

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