Ms. Patricia Nelson

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

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Patricia Nelson

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124, PMB 121
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Literary
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
  • Middle Grade, Science Fiction
  • Romance, Contemporary
  • Romance, Historical
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, Literary
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction


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Author Comments
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02/07/2024 01:12 AM
Upper YA dark fantasy 110k words.
Queried 5th February.
Rejected 7th February - same form response as others.

02/01/2024 04:39 PM
@EliCoe - From the agency website's submissions page:

Please do not query more than one agent at our agency at the same time. As a courtesy, if you choose to submit to a second MLLA agent after one of us passes on pages, please let us know in the query letter that you have submitted the project to one of our colleagues in the past.
01/31/2024 09:07 PM
Query: 1/29
Rejection: 1/31, form same as below
Contemporary Romance, 89k

I've noticed all agents from this agency give the same rejection letter, does anyone know if a rejection from one is a rejection from all?

01/25/2024 03:48 AM
Q: 1/23/24
R: 1/24/24

MG Fantasy 71k

01/21/2024 07:26 PM
Q: 1/19/24
R: 1/21/24
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