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Ms. Shannon Hassan

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

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Shannon Hassan

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

Boulder, CO
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Query Methods
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Not interested in military non-fiction.
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Young Adult


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Lisa Amowitz
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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/24/2023 12:04 PM
Queried: February 7, 2023
Full Request: February 15, 2023 (I sent next day, Feb 16)
90K YA crossover thriller
Short but kind rejection with the feedback, "I was impressed with your writing, however, I am afraid the story does not feel quite right for my current list." Rejection sent on March 23, 2023.
03/20/2023 06:55 PM
sold a book about girl and Pearl Harbor
03/16/2023 11:35 AM
Query sent: 3/9
Rejection received 3/16 Not a good fit for her list.

Appreciate quick turn around
02/12/2023 09:27 PM
EQ: 2/12/2023 YA Speculative 67K
Did anyone get an automated response to their email query? I didn't get one, but not sure if I should have. Thank you!
02/04/2023 01:59 PM
Email query 1/26/23. YA novel, fairy tale retelling, 97K words.
Form rejection 2/2/23.
01/09/2023 01:05 PM
01/05/2023: EQ
01/09/2023: Not a good fit for her list.
01/08/2023 12:52 PM
had a unique situation:
Dec 4 query
Dec 8 full request
Jan 3 mostly form pass on full
Jan 5 I contacted her about an R&R that I've been working on for another agent, describing the changes. I asked if she'd be interested in seeing the new version and she responded quickly: YES!

Still working on the R&R but will send later this month.
01/03/2023 12:52 PM
1/02/23 EQ
1/03/23 Form Rejection
YA Paranormal Romance 80K

Appreciate the timeliness
12/11/2022 06:21 PM
10-21-22 EQ
10-27-22 Personalized rejection letter

Historical Fiction
12/08/2022 02:44 PM
EQ: 11/12/22
FR: 11/21/22
Literary Fiction 103K
11/21/2022 01:17 PM
EQ: 11/12/22
FR: 11/21/22

MG Fantasy 64K
11/02/2022 07:27 PM
#PitBLK Request. Query sent 10/6/22
YA Speculative Mystery, 75K
Full Request 10/13/22
Nudge with offer of rep 10/28/22
Kind step aside due to time constraints 11/2/22
10/18/2022 08:23 AM
Quick, polite rejection. Appreciate the timeliness.
10/12/2022 12:19 PM
EQ: 10/5/2022
Form Rej: 10/12/2022
MG Horror 55k
10/07/2022 09:27 AM
EQ: 9/29/22
Form Rej: 10/7/22
MG HF Sports
10/01/2022 06:04 PM
Queried: 9/15/22
Form Rejection: 9/21/22

MG Muslim Fantasy 36k
09/21/2022 11:21 AM
Email: 9/15
Form rejection: 9/21

56k YA Muslim contemp romance
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
09/15/2022 09:09 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
08/02/2022 07:07 PM
Query Historical 7/24/22
Rejection 8/1/2022 - form letter

Note: Initially viewed her on the LA site. Says she's closed to queries until 9/15. I should have seen that! Agents are known to immediately dismiss someone who misses the details. Be careful!
08/02/2022 04:57 PM
Email query: 7/26
Form rejection: 8/2

Not what I wanted, but gotta love a fast rejection.
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Last Update:
09/15/2022 - Open to queries.
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