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Ms. Jill Marsal

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

PMB 121, 665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124

Solana Beach, CA 92075

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Twitter: jillmarsal

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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In all submissions, please include a contact phone number as well as your email address. If we are interested in your work, we will call or email you. If not, we will respond via email. (Accordingly, please do not send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) and do not send any pages or materials you want returned to you). Our response time is generally 4-8 weeks. We welcome unsolicited materials and look forward to reading your work.

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from Candy123
Today 9:09 am

Replied to February 2017 query in two weeks. Form letter rejection.
from duke_of_lilywhite
Yesterday 12:39 pm

EQ: march 13 17
ER: march 21 17
thought my novel was interesting, but not right for her at this time
156K literary novel
from rachelbirds
Mar 16, 2017 2:34 pm

EQ: 03/16/2017
Memoir 86k
from reason
Mar 11, 2017 12:57 pm

EQ: 3/6
ER: 3/11

Women's fiction 81K
from fornwalt
Feb 15, 2017 7:46 am

EQ: 2/15/2017

MG Fantasy (77k)
from Mander_Pander
Feb 03, 2017 6:48 pm

EQ: 1/17
PR: 1/17
Full R! On a Saturday!: 1/21
ER: 2/3 - Very complimentary about how engaging it was, but said the voices don't feel like YA. Super kind, but this felt like a sucker punch to the gut :( Oh well! Super pleasant woman.

YA Contemporary
from dpasquantonio
Feb 01, 2017 10:16 am

EQ: 2017-01-30
ER: 2017-02-01

"Thank you for your email. While your project sounds interesting, I don't think it is right for my list at this time. / I appreciate you querying us and wish you good luck in finding the right agent who can successfully champion your work."

She was one of my upper-tier agent-wants; congrats to those of you who at least had a partial request!
from ARaven
Jan 30, 2017 12:53 pm

EQ: 30.01.2017 (sent to Kevan Lyon who forwarded it to Jill)
PR: 30.01.2017 (first 50 pages) sent same day
Partial Reject: 30.01.2017 (fast response time!)

Personalised and very complimentary. She seems really lovely!
from writerEm
Jan 24, 2017 3:49 pm

EQ- 1/19
PR- 1/21 first 50 pages
ER- 1/24/17
I received the kindest personalized rejection that I have ever received on a partial. I was smiling at my rejection...which has never happened before, lol. She loved the characters and praised the writing. She liked the setting. Her concern was the plot didn't grab quick enough.
from Renee_Rebel
Dec 09, 2016 8:48 am

EQ: 11/22
PR: 11/22 (Hours after sending query!)
ER: 11/30
She was concerned about the market being saturated and hard to break into.
Romantic Suspense
from evan11
Nov 17, 2016 7:36 pm

EQ: – 11/10
PR: 11/12
ER – 11/17 (form)

Upmarket Women's
from LBasher7
Nov 17, 2016 10:27 am

EQ: 11/10
PR: First 50 pages, 11/12
ER: 11/17 Jill was very nice, and offered a brief explanation of why she didn't request more. (Genre is saturated, hard to break into)

Adult Thriller 75k words
from KayBeyus
Oct 31, 2016 6:21 pm

EQ: 10/27
ER: 10/31 Wondering if it's time to give my query a face lift...
from laurenh
Oct 20, 2016 10:02 am

EQ: 10/18/16
ER: 10/20 form
from doofus1968
Oct 18, 2016 6:27 am

EQ: 10/13/16
PR: 10/14/16 requested first 50 pages
ER: 10/17/16 very nice rejection letter

Thank you for sending me a portion of your manuscript. I enjoyed reading it.

While your pages are interesting and well-written, I was concerned about the paranormal elemetns and also having them not feel too “device-like.”

I wish you the best in finding the right agent who can successfully champion your project.

Paranormal Mystery 69K

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