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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

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from otherside
Feb 15, 2017 3:54 pm


EQ: Nov 2, 2016
FR: Nov 2, 2016
Nudge: Feb 9, 2017
Rejection: Feb 15, 2017

YA Contemporary
from ammeyer
Feb 15, 2017 7:35 am


EQ: 2/8/17
ER: 2/15/17

YA Contemporary Cinderella Retelling
Said project sounded interesting, but just not right for her at the time.
from fornwalt
Feb 15, 2017 7:32 am


MG Fantasy (77k)

EQ: 2/2/2017
ER: 2/14/2017
from Anne_W
Feb 13, 2017 11:16 pm


@Despina and @bfl5008 looking on the timeline there were a few last year that took a long time to respond to! 68 days for a partial. And the same day: an equally long rejection (give or take a few days). This might mean either her spam had them... Or that she has a "maybe" folder which she considers over time.

I honestly think it's ok to nudge.

Below from: http://www.literaryrambles.com/2016/03/agent-spotlight-interview-with-patricia.html

"Response Time:

10. What’s your response time to queries and requests for more pages of a manuscript?

I try to reply to queries within 1-2 weeks and requested materials within 2-3 months, although occasionally it does take me a bit longer."
from PaperAshes
Feb 09, 2017 7:52 pm


EQ: 1/31/17
ER: 2/8/17 - nice form rejection

118k Fantasy
from bfl5008
Feb 09, 2017 1:29 pm


@Despina I haven't requeried yet, but will soon. It seems like 11/28 was not the day to try!
from Despina
Feb 09, 2017 11:15 am


Weird, @bfl5008. Have you requeried her? I think I may try if I don't hear anything in a few days.
from bfl5008
Feb 08, 2017 2:25 pm


@Despina, strangely enough, I also sent a query on 11/28 and haven't heard back. I just assumed it went to spam.
from Despina
Feb 08, 2017 2:00 pm


Does anyone know if she skips around? I sent a query on 11/28 but haven't heard anything.
from mporgel
Feb 08, 2017 1:02 pm


EQ: 1/29/17
ER: 2/8/17 (form)
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 15, 2017 8:26 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from CarolBlondette
Jan 14, 2017 8:29 am


EQ to Kevan Lyon on 11/9/16, who passed my query onto Patricia Nelson, resulting in a Partial Request: 12/7/16 :)
Nudge with Offer: 1/13/17
Step aside: 1/13/17
Contemporary YA
from aalogan
Dec 12, 2016 12:41 pm


EQ: 11/27/16 69k YA Contemporary Fantasy
ER: 12/11/16 Form rejection letter
from WHMontana
Dec 12, 2016 8:24 am


11/28-EQ YA 80,000 words
12/12-ER
from Alorac
Dec 11, 2016 2:42 pm


11/22 EQ YA historical
12/11 Form reject

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