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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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Website: www.MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com

Twitter: jillmarsal

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

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 anpayton
Yesterday 11:03 am


EQ: 3/2/21
ER: 3/4/21
from Gstiteler
Feb 23, 2021 7:04 am


EQ: 2/14
FR: 2/14, sent the next morning
ER: 2/22

Prompt response and words of encouragement in the rejection.
Historical Mystery around 85,000 words.
from katarinabett
Feb 12, 2021 3:39 pm


EQ: 2/4
ER: 2/11

119K Adult SF
from NickHardingPhDCand
Feb 12, 2021 2:14 pm


EQ: 10th Feb
ER: 12th Feb with form email that others below have received.

Really appreciated the quick response, given that most agents do not respond.
from stinkypuppy
Feb 02, 2021 10:10 am


EQ: 1/23
ER: 2/2

Cozy mystery
from SteinbeckFan
Feb 01, 2021 8:32 pm


EQ: Jan. 19, 2021
ER: Jan. 27, 2021

Upmarket Fiction (71,000 words)
from carolynltesta
Jan 21, 2021 1:24 pm


EQ: 1/14/21
ER: 1/21/21
69k Memoir
"While your project sounds interesting, not a fit for my list right now."
from wantonwing
Jan 13, 2021 3:04 pm


EQ: 12/27/2020
FR: 12/27/2020, sent the next morning
ER: 12/31/2020

In her rejection email, she said my story was well-written and interesting, but the opening chapters didn't hook her quite as she'd hoped. I truly appreciate her prompt, professional responses and would encourage anyone else to query her.
from badrianwhite
Jan 12, 2021 11:13 am


Submitted to Ms. Marsal on 12/12/2020 and received a request for my manuscript on 12/22/2020. Sent my manuscript on 1/1/2021. Received a rejection with some feedback saying she didn't connect with the voice but thought some other agent might love it, on 1/8/2021. Very professional and I appreciated her prompt responses even if my novel wasn't for her. You would do well submitting to Ms. Marsal.
from dorothy411
Dec 16, 2020 4:37 pm


Very prompt response but rejected without much feedback.
from sachi6
Dec 09, 2020 2:59 pm


EQ 11/25
ER 12/1
Women's fiction 100,000K
from dmp339
Nov 19, 2020 11:59 am


Got this same rejection email:

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.

Sincerely,
Jill Marsal
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
from mike_yaffe
Nov 18, 2020 7:55 pm


EQ 11/12/2020
ER 11/18/2020
Commercial Fiction 60K
same form rejection email as the others:

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.

Sincerely,


Jill Marsal
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
from MandyMBallard
Oct 07, 2020 2:03 pm


EQ: 9/28
ER: 10/7

90k YA fantasy
from ashenoli
Aug 24, 2020 4:05 pm


Polite rejection. Looks like a from letter after reviewing some other comments below. I asked a few questions and received prompt reply. Would be a good agent to work with. Seemed sincere in the reason for rejection.

"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.

Sincerely,

Jill Marsal
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

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