Adult Fiction / Literary Fiction / Middle Grade / Nonfiction / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Shannon Hassan, Marsal Lyon Literary

Hello! I am an agent at Marsal Lyon Literary representing authors of literary and commercial fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction, and select narrative nonfiction.  In general I look for fresh voices, compelling characters, and crisp prose.  Currently on my wish list:
•       “Book Club” reads that hit the sweet spot between literary and commercial and stimulate discussion (i.e. that everyone will read and not just show up for the wine ☺).
•       Upmarket women’s fiction with a big hook, especially domestic suspense, issue-driven, and/or humorous.
•       Literary and upmarket thrillers that are not espionage-based.
•       Historical fiction of all stripes, especially if offering a new perspective, or even a genre twist.
•       Multicultural stories.
•       Contemporary stories of the American West.
Submission rules: Query letter, by email only.
Submission email:
Twitter handle: @ShannonHassan

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