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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KaylaMKing
Oct 09, 2017 8:26 am


EQ: 10/2/2017
ER: (form) 10/8/2017

YA Speculative 93K

Form letter:

Thank you for your query. While your project does sound interesting, I'm afraid it's not quite right for me at this time. I genuinely appreciate your email and wish you luck finding an agent who can successfully champion your work.

All best,
Patricia
from adiba_j
Oct 07, 2017 12:15 pm


EQ: 07/10/17 First 50 pages - DVpit request

Literary Fiction 87k
from bestseller1980
Oct 05, 2017 8:30 am


EQ: 10/5/17 + first 50 pages (DVpit Request)

YA Contemporary
from specuKate
Oct 02, 2017 10:11 am


9/29 EQ
10/2 ER, form letter, same as below

72K YA Contemp
from mike_yaffe
Sep 27, 2017 8:03 am


EQ: 9/24/17 (Commercial/NA Fiction)
ER: 9/26/17

Thank you for your query. While your project does sound interesting, I'm afraid it's not quite right for me at this time. I genuinely appreciate your email and wish you luck finding an agent who can successfully champion your work.
All best,
Patricia

(same as below)
from kbrookemt
Sep 22, 2017 10:52 am


EQ: 9/20/17
ER: 9/21/17 (nice that it was so fast!)

YA Light Sci Fi
from Kaiodem
Sep 21, 2017 8:54 pm


EQ: 9/17/17
ER: 9/21/17

YA Dark Fantasy 87k
from TAChan
Sep 16, 2017 12:11 pm


9/8 EQ #Pitmad request
9/16 ER (form)
from sachi6
Sep 14, 2017 2:22 pm


EQ 9-11
ER 9-14
Contemporary middle grade
from LightofBeauty
Sep 06, 2017 3:10 pm


EQ: 9/5 (after she lost my query in spam/cyber space)
ER: 9/6

So far, Patricia is the one of so few agents whose ER to me is actually personalized and NOT a form. As was with the other project I sent her, she said that she really likes my writing and that I'm talented, but that she doesn't represent erotic romance, and then she gave me a few agents who would definitely be interested. She also said that she's rooting for me, and I really do believe her. Agents can and sometimes do say all these things in a form, which makes their kindness come across as ingenuine and phony, but Patricia is different, I can tell she means it. She actually reads the queries/partials, actually does acknowledge your platform if you have one, like I can tell she actually looks into who you are when/if you really pique her interest. Even though it didn't work out with me and her, it's been a real pleasure having an opportunity to query her twice so far. Unlike most agents, she's so approachable, friendly, and helpful. So even if you query her and it ends up being an ER, you won't be disappointed. She really is a class act and such a lovely and kind person.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 05, 2017 6:32 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks LightofBeauty)
from LightofBeauty
Sep 05, 2017 5:37 pm


On her Twitter she says she's re-open to queries!

She made a special note saying that if we didn't get a response from her for past queries/submissions to reach out to her about it. I sent her a new project back in mid-July after she passed on a #pitmad request back in June, but never got a response, so I reached out to her. She was glad that I reached out and she wanted me to re-send, so I did! As usual, her email exchanges are quick and friendly.

EQ: 9/5
from ltlibrarian
Aug 26, 2017 2:47 pm


YA Portal Fantasy

EQ: 06/14/16
ER: 06/14/16 - yes, the same day
from LightofBeauty
Aug 20, 2017 6:07 pm


Sorry that I don't have specific dates, but here's my experience with Ms. Nelson: liked my pitmad tweet, responded few weeks later with the typical/generic "didn't connect with story as much as I hoped," but invited me to submit more material to her. (LGBT general fiction). It was form-like but then not really, she did say she liked my writing voice and that I had a nice social media platform, at least that's something. Any agent that can actually be (not just sound) personal and it's NOT a form is one I'm willing to re-query again.
from maitley79
Aug 20, 2017 1:33 pm


EQ: 6/15/17 (MG Contemporary)
FR: 6/15/17 Sent same day
Nudge with offer of rep: 8/9/17
Kind pass: 8/9/17

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