Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
My Manuscript Wish List®
Hello! I am an agent at Marsal Lyon Literary representing authors of accessible literary and commercial fiction, middle grade fiction, and young adult fiction. In general, I am drawn to fresh voices, compelling characters, and crisp prose. Currently on my wish list:
I represent MG and YA, and am open to a range of stories with authentic, memorable characters:
- Heartfelt contemporary stories.
- Humorous and quirky characters.
- Magical or speculative twists–prefer real world setting.
- Diverse perspectives.
- Thrillers and mysteries.
- Fresh takes on history.
- Original POVs.
- “Book Club” reads that hit the sweet spot between literary and commercial.
- Literary and upmarket suspense novels that are not espionage-based.
- Stories of the American West.
- Multicultural stories. Immigrant stories.
- Historical fiction of all stripes, especially if offering a new perspective, or even a genre twist.
- Women’s fiction that is heartfelt or humorous.
- NOT looking for high fantasy for adults.
Give me a try!
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