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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 AuthorTeacherkl
May 22, 2017 10:12 pm

EQ: 5/13/17
PR: 5/18/17 (50 pp)
ER: 5/22/17

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

While your pages are interesting and it's a cute story idea, I didn’t quite
connect with the voice as much as I would have liked.

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

Con/Heist 80k
from tkm256
May 02, 2017 11:32 pm

Email Query: 4/8/17
Partial Request: 4/8/17
Semi-Personalized Rejection: 4/12/17

Same template letter as doofus1968's, below, with a few words of feedback in the "While your pages are interesting...." sentence.

Cozy Mystery, 72k
from EMBmom
May 01, 2017 1:36 pm

EQ - 4/20/17
PR - 4/25/17
ER - 5/1/17
from RRouth
Apr 24, 2017 10:07 am

EQ: 4/15
ER: 4/24 Form

Women's Fic 82k
from mikalsen
Apr 19, 2017 4:28 pm

She said she liked my writing but it didn't hook her. WF/HF 95K. She read 50 pages. Responded immediately. Polite and personal.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 07, 2017 7:06 pm

Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved her listing.
from rachelbirds
Mar 30, 2017 1:48 am

EQ: 03/16/2017
Memoir 86k
ER: 03/27/2017 for first 50 pages
from Catsamoa79
Mar 28, 2017 3:57 pm

EQ: 3/21/17
ER: 3/28/17
Form letter
from duke_of_lilywhite
Mar 22, 2017 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 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.

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