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Ms. Jennifer Lyons

Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, LLC

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Jennifer Lyons

Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, LLC

27 West 20th St. Suite 1003
New York, NY 10011
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Women's Fiction
Young Adult


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
10/26/2022 12:24 PM
8/8 - EQ
8/16 - request for chapters from different gmail address
9/22 - nudge
10/26 - Form rejection on partial.

Memoir 60K
10/13/2022 02:58 PM
Sent query: 3/18/22
CNR: 4/30/22
Form Rejection: 10/13/22. Guys, I have an agent already. But she finally responded!
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/05/2022 04:03 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
09/28/2022 09:32 AM
03/28 - Query
03/28 - Full Request
03/28 - Sent Full
03/31 - Received receipt confirmation
09/27 - Nudge
09/28 - Form Rejection on Full

YA 97k Fantasy
09/19/2022 11:41 PM
She asked for a partial, and then I notified her of an offer of rep. I didn’t hear from her, so I sent a follow-up on that email. My deadline was today, and I never heard from her.
09/07/2022 04:07 PM
EQ: 9-4-22
9-7-22: Polite form decline

Historical Fiction
06/08/2022 12:57 PM
EQ: 3/2/20
CNR: 4/4/20
but then... FR: 11/25/20
I told her I was in the middle of revising when she requested the manuscript in Nov., so she asked to see the new draft once it was ready.
Revision sent 5/1/21
Multiple nudges (including a recent nudge with offer)
CNR May 2022 - ghosted on a full
75k, literary/historical
05/20/2022 11:06 PM
EQ 05/18
Full request one month later, from a different email address (Gmail) that 1) is not listed on the agency's website, 2) did not include my original query, and 3) signed with only the agency address, not a name.

03/31/2022 01:51 PM
EQ: March 28, 2022
FR: March 28, 2022
Confirmation Received Full: March 31, 2022

YA Fantasy, 97k
12/12/2021 11:29 AM
From seeing the comments, I think I'll pass on this one...
05/19/2021 03:53 PM
Literary thriller CNR @ 93 days
11/25/2020 02:14 PM
EQ: 2/11
CNR: 4/7
ER: 11/25

79k YA fantasy
06/30/2020 10:49 AM
ER 12/4/19 upmarket 86K
Full request same day

Update: 6 months no response. Sent revised version following R&R from another agent. Thanked me and promised to review soon.

Form rejection 6/30/20
08/09/2019 01:01 PM
EQ: 5/28/2019
ER: 8/9/2019

lit fic, 94k
06/03/2019 08:02 PM
I have a feeling she likes to read submissions for fun! With no intention of offering representation. She requested a full and I never heard back. Should have listened to what I read here. Not that it really hurts to try, and I didn't get my hopes up, but I do feel a bit icky that I sent my full ms to a person who seems less than professional.
05/26/2019 08:12 AM
Asking for one page reveals a twenty second commitment on an agent's part.
In twenty seconds, an agent cannot make an informed judgment.
01/06/2019 11:31 PM
Submitted to her years ago after enthusiastic result for a full. Over 18 months, nudged her three or for times, always received a promise to hear back soon, then totally ghosted. Shady? I can't say but rude AF!
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
12/18/2018 07:00 PM
Profile Update: New postal address.
11/27/2018 05:37 AM
EQ: 6/1
FR: 6/8; sent 6/10
Nudge with offer of contract from small press: 11/19
CNR 27/19

Lit fic 50k
11/19/2018 02:53 PM
EQ 11/16
FR 11/19, sent same day

I was a little hesitant with what others have said here and definitely not holding my breath for a response but figured worst case they just dont get back to me. Oh well.

YA Contemporary 68K
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10/05/2022 - Closed to queries.
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