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Ms. Jill Marsal

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

PMB 121, 665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124

Solana Beach, CA 92075

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Twitter: jillmarsal

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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 nepalwriter
Sep 18, 2018 2:18 pm

I sent a quey for adult mystery on September 4. She replied on September 10 asking for the first 50 pages.
from Fj2018
Aug 03, 2018 6:54 am

EQ 7/21
ER 8/2 (form)

Quick, polite reply.
from jessica
Jul 11, 2018 11:01 am

Great agent! Responded quickly to my EQ with a request for a partial.
Although she passed on the novel, she got back to me within days, and her response was complimentary and polite.
I appreciate agents who are efficient and courteous. These days, unfortunately, such agents are rare.
I recommend her!
from floridagal007
Jun 19, 2018 1:22 pm

6/19 EQ
Auto-reply, she's on vacation until June 27

from JMAtkinson
May 18, 2018 6:09 pm

EQ: 05/11/2018 Contemporary Romantic Suspense
ER: 05/18/2018 Form letter. May try another agent at the same agency.
from JasonTVoiovich
May 15, 2018 6:32 pm

EQ: 5/10/2018 business
ER: 5/15/2018 form letter
from cordner
May 09, 2018 10:54 pm

EQ: 4/30/18
PR: 5/1/18
ER: 5/9/18

Received a "positive" rejection letter that she enjoyed it and likes concept, but needs work. She gave some advice on how to improve it.
from Catsamoa79
Apr 27, 2018 8:04 pm

EQ: 4/18/18
ER: 4/27/18
Form letter, but a nice one.
from DJ_Ephrata8
Apr 23, 2018 12:43 pm

EQ 4/2/18
Partial req - 50 pgs 4/6
Rejection with nice letter 4/17

Thank you for sending me a portion of your manuscript. I enjoyed reading it.

While your pages are interesting and well-written, after careful consideration, I feel that your project is not right for my list at the current time.

I wish you the best in finding the right agent who can successfully champion your project.
Jill Marsal

WF 82000pg
from VickilynnBrunskill
Mar 16, 2018 1:03 pm

EQ- 3/14/18
ER- 3/16/18
Dear V.L.:

Thank you for your email. While your project sounds interesting, I don’t think it is right for my list at this time.

I appreciate your querying us and wish you good luck in finding the right agent who can successfully champion your work.


Jill Marsal
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
from KristenH
Feb 17, 2018 6:59 am

EQ 7/29/16 (Requery Venom)
ER 8/1/16 (Interesting premise, not right project.) Will try her next month with Chain Reaction.
from Hulagirl
Feb 14, 2018 1:30 pm

EQ: 2/9/18
ER: 2/14/18 form rejection

Contemporary Romance 70K
from emwrites
Feb 12, 2018 9:01 pm

EQ: 1/28
PR: 1/27 (50 pgs sent 1/28)
ER: 2/12 (Personalized, felt opening POV character was unlikeable).
101K Upmarket women's fiction, 101K
from safashaqsy
Jan 29, 2018 10:24 am

EQ: 29 Jan 2018

Romance suspense 50,000
from Belle_91
Jan 12, 2018 2:42 pm

EQ: 1-2-2018
ER: 1-12-2018

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