Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Patricia Nelson of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Patricia-Nelson-296x300Patricia Nelson joined the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency in 2014.

She represents adult fiction, young adult fiction, and middle grade fiction, and is actively building her list.

In general, Patricia looks for stories that hook her with a unique plot, fantastic writing and complex characters that jump off the page.

On the adult side, she is seeking women’s fiction (both upmarket and commercial), historical fiction set in the 20th century, and compelling plot-driven literary fiction. She’s also looking for sexy, smart adult contemporary and historical single title romance.

On the children’s side, Patricia is open to a wide range of genres for YA and MG, with particular interest in contemporary/realistic, magical realism, mystery, science fiction and fantasy. She is interested in seeing diverse stories and characters, including LGBTQ, in all genres that she represents.

Patricia 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.

Follow Patricia on Twitter at @patricianels.

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