Ms. Patricia Nelson

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

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Patricia Nelson

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

Solana Beach, CA
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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
  • Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
06/21/2024 01:02 PM
24 hour turnaround with rejection form letter.
Would rather have a quick rejection than a long awaited one.
Fast response is appreciated!
06/19/2024 02:09 PM
Query: 6/10/2024
Rejection: 6/19/2024 "Thank you for your query. While TITLE does sound interesting, I'm afraid it's not quite right for me at this time. I genuinely appreciate your willingness to share your writing with me and wish you luck finding an agent who can successfully champion your work. All best, Patricia"
06/19/2024 01:22 PM
Queried 6/18
Rejected with a personalized response.

84k contemporary mystery, young adult

Thanks for the speedy response!
06/18/2024 10:51 PM
queried 6/12
rejection with personalized response (likes concept, book isn't a fit for her rn) 6/18

upmarket wf with romcom elements 85k

06/12/2024 05:19 PM
queried on 6/8
polite FR on 6/12
appreciate the quick response
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