Patricia Nelson


Literary Agent at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, representing YA & middle grade fiction (all genres), women's fiction & romance. I'm looking for a mind at work.

San Diego, CA

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Patricia Nelson @patricianels · 15 Jan 2019

It's January 15 & that means I'm now open to queries again -- and hungry to find some new talent for the new year! Send me your lyrical MG fantasy, your heartfelt MG contemp, your weird and/or witchy YA, your adult or YA romcoms, and anything else amazing. #mswl

Patricia Nelson @patricianels · 8 Feb 2017

Patricia Nelson @patricianels

Heyyyy, #mswl day! I'll share just a few things I'd love to see right now:

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Atmospheric YA with a vivid, specific sense of place, either contemp (a la AMERICAN GIRLS) or contemp fantasy (a la THE RAVEN BOYS) #mswl

Patricia Nelson @patricianels · 30 Jun 2016

#mswl Contemporary romance set in cities besides NY or LA. What about Portland, Seattle, Austin, DC?

Patricia Nelson @patricianels · 30 Jun 2016

#mswl Contemporary or historical romance where the heroine has an unusual job. Send me your female race car drivers, codebreakers, etc.

Patricia Nelson @patricianels · 30 Jun 2016

#mswl Intricately plotted, page turning contemp women's fic w/ a unique storyline/hook + the suspense of Moriarty or the insight of Wolitzer

Patricia Nelson @patricianels · 30 Jun 2016

#mswl YA contemp that perfectly captures a specific place, ideally w/ a big dose of weird. Something like Alison Umminger's AMERICAN GIRLS.

Patricia Nelson @patricianels · 8 Mar 2016

Still actively looking to add more adult romance to my list! Send me your sexy contemps & historicals w/ smart heroines & witty banter #mswl

Patricia Nelson @patricianels · 11 Feb 2016

Looking for smart, sexy contemporary romance—second chance rom & enemies to lovers stories are my faves. Diversity welcome! #mswl #A #R #CR