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Ms. Patricia Nelson

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124, PMB 121

Solana Beach, CA 92075



Website: MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com

Twitter: patricianels

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from cakeforall
May 15, 2022 1:05 am


Query: 5/8/22
form R: 5/13/22
queer contemp fantasy MG
from writervfp
May 10, 2022 4:37 pm


16/march- QUERY SENT
16/march- PARTIAL REQUEST (50 PAGES)
08/april- R&R (really kind, very complimentary and gave very good feedback. If you’re thinking of querying her, do it! She replied quickly and really took the time to write out the email she sent me)
09/may- RESUBMITTED

contemporary fantasy/LGBT+
from meganmurphy
May 05, 2022 7:26 am


FQ: 11/12
Partial (50 pages) Request: 11/18
Personalized Rejection: 5/4. Said she wasn't the right agent to market this book, but if I ever query any other projects to please send her way! The loveliest rejection ever.

95k Adult RomCom
from swatithegeek
May 04, 2022 9:08 pm


QM query: 10/27/21
Partial request (50 pages) to be sent via email: 10/27/21
Nudged since it's been over 4 months: 03/05/22
Reply, I'm still in the queue: 03/07/22
Personalized rejection: 05/04/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from frances_aw_taylor
May 03, 2022 10:09 pm


10/03: Form query
10/03: Partial request
05/03: Rejection

Personalized rejection. She said that my writing was fairly telling-heavy and so not to her personal taste. She did say what had drawn her to my writing which was very nice and helpful.
from tialsb
May 03, 2022 8:30 pm


10/25: FQ
10/27: partial request
05/03: rejection

Personalized rejection. She "couldn't get behind" a certain thing which basically makes my ms what it is! She said that makes her not the right agent for this and I agree. I just wish she would have taken less than 6 months to read 50 pages...
from RestartLMAuthor
May 02, 2022 12:55 am


Rejected a day after I submitted the query. Sent a lovely rejection note; the nicest one I've received to date.
26K MG fantasy.
from colbywilkens
Apr 28, 2022 7:38 pm


FQ: 4/27
Full Request: 4/28
82k Adult Rom Com
from adr900
Apr 24, 2022 1:08 pm


FQ 4/22/22
FR 4/24/22

A historical romance, 85k
from Doctorslug
Apr 21, 2022 11:25 am


FQ: 04/20
YA horror, 97k
Form: 04/21
from damdamdam
Apr 18, 2022 7:23 pm


Email query, 78k-word upmarket women's novel: 6 April
Form rejection: 7 April
from FTMCRR
Apr 15, 2022 11:16 am


Query April 14 22
Form rejection April 15 22

Adult Upmarket 126k
from jdoherty21
Apr 13, 2022 4:01 pm


Form rejection one day after query.

Women's fiction.
from suzyengland
Apr 13, 2022 10:49 am


EQ: 04.13.22

77K Women's Fiction
from EWDavid
Apr 06, 2022 5:49 pm


FQ: 04/05/22
FR: 04/06/22

LGBT/Modern Fantasy 110k words

Form rejection. A tad disappointed because I worked so hard on personalizing my query, but I know rejections aren't personal. She seems lovely though.

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