Margaret Bail


Agent at Fuse Literary Agency. College English Professor.

northern plains, united states

Fuse Literary

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 4d

Still looking for the next fabulous indigenous writer/project in my inbox! #HappyIndigenousPeoplesDay #mswl

Margaret Bail @MKDB · Sep 25

Adding addendum to all my #MSWL posts from yesterday: Feel free to query wide range of representation of people, relationships, storytelling. I want #ownvoices, LGBTQ+, & all the things in my inbox, please! (but be sure to follow guidelines & only submit in the genres I acquire)

Margaret Bail @MKDB · Sep 24

Still looking for more mystery/thriller/suspense. Would love to get a climate crisis-related thriller with a Greta Thunberg-type character. Or political suspense with Squad-like characters. #mswl

Margaret Bail @MKDB · Sep 24

I'm still looking for an epic fantasy that's not just like every other epic fantasy. Something with an all female cast would be nice, a new take on magic (if there's even any magic at all), set in either an alternate history or a unique fantasy world. #mswl

Margaret Bail @MKDB · Sep 24

I've been kind of stepping back from romance lately, but I'd kind of like to see some good, witty, funny romcom. Think vintage Sandra Bullock, or Melissa McCarthy. #mswl

Margaret Bail @MKDB · Sep 24

For my #MSWL, I'm looking for another fabulous indigenous author like @RoanhorseBex. Stories that deal with indigenous issues, indigenous characters, set in indigenous worlds, tapping into indigenous culture, faiths, mythologies.

Margaret Bail @MKDB · Aug 28

#MSWL I devoured Trail of Lightning, and now I'm deep into Storm of Locusts. I'd LOVE to find another fabulous indigenous author writing #ownvoices.

Margaret Bail @MKDB · Jan 30

I totally forgot that today's #SFFpit! If I "like" your pitch, please send query letter, synopsis, first 10 pages to margaret(at)fuseliterary(dot)com, with #SFFpit in subject line! #mswl #mystery #scifi #fantasy #thriller #ownvoices

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 12 Sep 2018

Still looking for the next mystery I can't put down. Something with a smart, funny voice and hooky concept. #MSWL

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 16 Jan 2017

Fuse is open for submissions again! I'll have a #mswl blog on Weds, too, so keep an eye out for it.

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 13 Sep 2016

And same again. Gimme this, please! #mswl

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 30 Jun 2016

Remember 2 things when querying me: 1) I only rep adult projects (no YA, MG, etc); 2) ALWAYS follow submission guidelines. Research! #mswl