Submission Information

Genres and Categories We Represent

Fiction:

  • Commercial
  • Mainstream
  • Multicultural
  • Mystery, Cozy, Suspense, Thriller
  • Women’s Fiction & Chick Lit
  • Romance (all genres)
  • Paranormal
  • New Adult
  • Young Adult
  • Middle Grade

Non-Fiction:

  • Biography
  • Business/Economics/Investing/Finance
  • Cookbooks
  • Diet, Fitness & Health
  • History/Politics/Current Events
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Lifestyle
  • Memoirs
  • Narrative Non-fiction
  • Parenting
  • Pets/Animals
  • Pop Culture & Music
  • Psychology
  • Relationships/Advice
  • Science & Nature
  • Self-Help
  • Sports
  • Women’s Issues

Submissions

Please send a query letter by email, with the word QUERY in the email’s subject line, to:

Jill@MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com or Kevan@MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com or Deborah@MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com or Shannon@MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com or Patricia@MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com.

If you are querying Patricia, please also include the first ten pages of the manuscript pasted in the body of the email below your query letter.

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.

Our agency accepts electronic submissions only.

In all submissions, please include a contact phone number as well as your email address. If we are interested in your work, we will call or email you. If not, we will respond via email. We welcome unsolicited materials and look forward to reading your work.