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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Query Guidelines

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 Mander_Pander
Jan 21, 2017 8:03 pm

EQ: 1/17
PR: 1/17
FR! On a Saturday!: 1/21
Here's hoping...

YA Contemporary :)
from writerEm
Jan 21, 2017 1:17 pm

EQ- 1/19
PR- 1/21 first 50 pages
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
from JJProbe
Sep 20, 2016 12:17 pm

EQ: 9/18
ER: 9/20
107K Thriller

Form letter rejection, but quick is better than the lingering death of "no response means no":

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 your querying us and wish you good luck in finding the right agent who can successfully champion your work.


Jill Marsal
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
from awkwordly
Sep 08, 2016 11:06 am

EQ: 9/7
ER: 9/8
At least she was prompt!
from imposter
Aug 17, 2016 7:34 am

EQ: 8/14/16
ER: 8/16/16 (Interesting premise, not right for her list)
YA Mystery/Suspense, 88k
from KristenH
Aug 02, 2016 6:56 am

EQ 7/29/16 (Requery Venom)
ER 8/1/16 (Interesting premise, not right project.) Will try her next month with Chain Reaction.
from saw2016
Jul 15, 2016 10:47 am

Responded to my query within 2 days with a ER form response. (non fiction humour).
from Catsamoa79
Jun 24, 2016 4:22 pm

EQ: 6/22/16
ER: 6/24/16
Form letter
from lavlavlav
Jun 01, 2016 5:36 pm

eq : 18 may
partial request 21 may
70k book club fiction /LITFIC
pass : 6/1

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