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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 RichWriter4
May 24, 2016 12:14 pm

EQ: 5/22/2016 55k memoir
ER: 5/24/2016
from lavlavlav
May 21, 2016 5:52 am

eq : 18 may
partial request 21 may
70k book club fiction
from dlawton
May 12, 2016 5:27 am

EQ: 5/3
Partial request (50 pages): 5/4
Rejection: 5/11

87k, crime suspense thriller
from huggsngiggles
May 09, 2016 7:19 pm

EQ: 5/8
ER: 5/9
from JBlakemore
Mar 24, 2016 1:21 pm

EQ: 3/24 (approx pacific time)
ER: 3/24 (8:10 am pacific time. She is on pacific time)

Incredibly fast form rejection that is word for word posted lower on this page.
from Frederique
Mar 22, 2016 7:11 pm

EQ: 3/19/16
PR: 3/20/16
ER: 3/22
from SueHinkin
Mar 09, 2016 5:41 pm

EQ 11-23-15 mystery/thriller 72K
Closing, no response
from fornickels
Feb 19, 2016 4:23 pm

EQ: 2/12/16
Pass: 2/15/16
Encouraging email liked the concept. 67k Women's Fiction/Suspense
from juddwell
Feb 15, 2016 9:44 pm

EQ: 2/15
ER: 2/15
Commercial thriller 80,000
from elaqure
Feb 12, 2016 1:17 pm

EQ: 2/10/16
ER: 2/12/16


from NewmanTiger
Jan 28, 2016 8:33 am

EQ: 1/27/15
EQ: 1/27/15 (Within five hours!)
WF, 81,000
It was a form rejection, but her speed is impressive.
from mmkalvig
Jan 21, 2016 11:14 pm

EQ 1/21
ER 1/21
received a rejection within a half hour which was crazy fast. It was a form letter.
from Jennifer13
Nov 28, 2015 7:12 pm

EQ 11/21/15
ER 11/28/15 (form)

Commercial fiction 99K
from jillio
Oct 26, 2015 1:53 pm

EQ: 10/22
Partial Request: 10/23
Rejection with feedback: 10/24
She said she liked my concept and my writing, but wanted to see the murder sooner (it happens on page 12) and a little less backstory in the first chapters. I asked if she would be willing to take another look if I addressed these concerns, and she said no. "Due to the volume of submissions I receive, I cannot reconsider manuscripts..." Oh well! I really appreciated her thoughtful reply and quick turn around! May not have been the result I wanted but much better than never hearing back.
Cozy mystery, 74K
from Robwest316
Oct 25, 2015 10:03 pm

EQ 10/21
ER 10/25

Nice helpful rejection with personal feed back
Mystery Series 110,000

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