Interview with Literary Agent Patricia Nelson of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

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Originally posted at Dead Darlings. 

There’s a reason why Patricia Nelson receives top billing in my acknowledgments. Her editorial eye and support have been critical on the journey to publishing my debut novel, COTTONMOUTHS, out next month.

I spoke with Patricia Nelson recently about her role as a literary agent, what she looks for in submissions, the call for diversity, and more.

Patricia Nelson joined Marsal Lyon Literary Agency in 2014. She is a member of SCBWI and RWA. She received her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in 2008, and also holds a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in Gender Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the world of publishing, she spent four years as a university-level instructor of literature and writing. Patricia is looking for middle grade and young adult fiction, women’s fiction (both upmarket and commercial), contemporary and historical adult romance, and select literary fiction. She is actively seeking diverse books and #ownvoices in all categories she represents.

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