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Ms. Patricia Nelson

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124, PMB 121

Solana Beach, CA 92075



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Website: MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com

Twitter: patricianels

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from SaraCo
Oct 21, 2020 2:59 pm


PitMad Request
EQ: 9/9/2020
PR: 10/21/2020
MG paranormal
from lmtuss
Oct 15, 2020 10:17 am


EQ: 10/7
ER: 10/14

MG Fantasy

from DashSage
Oct 14, 2020 9:27 pm


EQ: 10/13/20
ER: 10/14/20
Very short, generic

YA Magical Realism, 64K
from CRogers
Oct 14, 2020 9:22 pm


EQ: 10/7/20
ER: 10/14/20

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from papernpengal
Oct 12, 2020 5:48 pm


EQ: 10/10/20
ER: 10/20/20 (form, polite)

Historical 104k
from jjbtheler
Oct 08, 2020 6:45 pm


Requested partial from a conference, sent 4/10/20
Nudge with offer of rep: 10/7/20
Very nice step aside: 10/8/20

YA Contemporary Fantasy 93K
from aang86
Oct 05, 2020 12:47 pm


EQ (#PitMad Request, YA LGBT rom-com, 82k) - 9/3
Full Req - 9/10
Nudge with offer of rep - 9/24 (she responded right away saying she'd read ASAP)
OFFER OF REP!!! - 10/1
OFFER ACCEPTED!!!!!! - 10/5

Patricia was lovely throughout this whole process. So friendly and enthusiastic, but also very knowledgeable and professional. Definitely query her!!
from jennaqueries
Sep 30, 2020 2:23 pm


EQ: 9/25/2020
ER: 9/30/2020

YA Fantasy 93k
from RL6788
Sep 26, 2020 7:30 pm


EQ:7-18
YA Contemporary 74k
No response as of 9-17...Not sure if my query got lost or if there is a maybe pile, but everyone around me on the timeline has gotten a response, so ??

9-26: Sent a polite nudge
from thesenior
Sep 24, 2020 9:21 pm


EQ: 9/16
FR: 9/24 (It was at least personalized and nicely worded :) )
MG Fantasy 63k
from NHWriter_bipoc_she_her
Sep 24, 2020 9:54 am


@RL6788 and @SaraCo, I'm, being a writer, good at imagining things, making them up! So, I imagine an assistant going through the queries and rejecting them. When the assistant is intrigued, said assistant passes it on to the agent, who takes time to read them. Thus rejections end up moving faster than a request for partial/full. Of course, said agent can finally get to it and reject it anyways. Does make up for a good story and gives you hope, right?
from Coreyjayne
Sep 23, 2020 8:04 pm


EQ: 9/20
PR: 9/23

Adult Contemporary Romance, 88K
from ASMannai
Sep 23, 2020 4:45 am


Email Query: 9/14
Form Rejection: 9/15
YA Fiction - 75,000 words
from SaraCo
Sep 17, 2020 10:50 am


RL6788 My query isn't as old as yours, but I'm also noticing people around me getting responses. But it looks like yours has been out two months. Maybe send her an email to check in? Or resend the query and include a note at the end of the letter saying you queried and never got a response?
from katerina203
Sep 15, 2020 8:20 pm


Emailed Query: 9/12
Form rejection: 9/15

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