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Ms. Jill Marsal

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

PMB 121, 665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124

Solana Beach, CA 92075



Website: www.MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com

Twitter: jillmarsal

AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Sapphire_Demoness
Jun 15, 2022 11:02 am


Form query: 6/14/22
Form rejection: 6/15/22
90K adult contemporary romance
from csharwell
Jun 14, 2022 7:54 pm


FQ 6/13/22
FR 6/14/22
from ajsruoff
Jun 14, 2022 7:35 pm


FQ: 6/4/22
Form Rejection: 6/14/22
77K Adult RomCom
from kmp152
Jun 13, 2022 10:36 am


Online Form Query Sent 6/7/22
Memoir 89K
form rejection 6/12/22
from rebeccatrusty
Jun 11, 2022 11:49 pm


FQ: 6/7/22
FR: 6/11/22
Adult psychological thriller 72k
from VinceRocca
Jun 06, 2022 10:24 am


Form Query 6/01/2022
Form Rejection 6/02/2022 with 2 added words after my title "sounds interesting" but not right for list at this time.

Maybe I'll resubmit next week and see if it's right at that time, :)

Fiction, Sporty/Chick Lit/Humor 48k
from mysteriousruth
May 29, 2022 10:58 am


Jill Marsal is a lovely responsive agent. In an environment where agents don't even respond to client referrals or referrals from their partners, Jill was completely willing to read my MS when one of her clients referred me. She gave me lots of feedback, quite a few times.
from swatithegeek
May 24, 2022 9:57 am


Form query: 05/14/22
Full request: 05/16/22
Nudged with offer: 05/24/22
Kind step-aside: 05/24/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from JylBarlow
May 16, 2022 7:10 pm


Form Query 5/15/2022
Form Rejection 5/16/2022

NonFiction, parenting/humor 100k
from romancerofwords
May 15, 2022 1:06 am


FQ 3/28/22
Form rejection 3/30/22

Adult contemporary romance, 90k
from christinerose
May 10, 2022 1:47 pm


94k Memoir
Q: 5/4/22
R: 5/5/22 - requested book proposal! :)


Rejection 5/10/22
“ Thanks for sending your proposal. I enjoyed reading your pages. You’ve led a very interesting and inspirational life and been to some incredible places. Unfortunately, however, I didn’t connect with the sample chapters in the way I had hoped.

Good luck with your project.”

I asked if she would mind sharing what she thought was missing, as I might hire a developmental editor, and she replied: “I didn’t feel hooked by the sample chapters- I think they need to be stronger.“

So it goes. :-(
from DonnaClancy
May 07, 2022 8:47 am


Submit query 5/1/2022
Cozy Mystery
69.3K words
Full sent on 5/5/2022
Rejection 5/6/22
Dear Donna:
Thank you for sending me your manuscript. I enjoyed reading your pages.
While your story is interesting and well-written, I wanted to feel the town and the ceramic shop come to life on the page a little bit more. Those are such a key part of cozy series.
I wish you the best in finding the right agent who can successfully champion your project.
Sincerely,
Jill Marsal

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

from Dagombos1
May 05, 2022 9:44 pm


QF 5/4/22
R 5/5/22


Romantic/suspense 112k
from LStein
Apr 29, 2022 9:03 pm


Form query: 4/21/22
Form rejection (same as arrowauthor got): 4/29/22
Upmarket fiction
from gfhoule
Apr 27, 2022 8:51 am


FQ - 4/19/22 Adult Historical Fiction 80K
FR - 4/22/22
Rejection - 4/27/22. - Kind note about writing but felt that the narrative was not quite original enough to break out in the current market

Really appreciated her efficiency and useful feedback. Very professional.

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