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Ms. Margaret Bail

Fuse Literary



Website: fuseliterary.com

Twitter: Mkdb

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Feb 04, 2020 6:05 pm


Profile Update: No longer working as a literary agent.

(Thanks Thasbury)
from Thasbury
Feb 04, 2020 4:48 pm


Her Query Manager form now opens to a page that reads: "Please be advised that I have officially retired from being a literary agent, so I am no longer accepting queries. Best of luck in your search for an agent! ~Margaret." Her page at Fuse & her Twitter don't say anything about this. Hoping it's a hack of some kind.
from cwbuecheler
Jan 21, 2020 4:48 pm


QM - 11/13/19
ER - 1/18/20
Contemporary Fantasy, 93k words
Got this in under the wire ... she's closing to queries on Friday!
Polite form rejection. Kind of a bummer - Margaret offered me representation on a previous novel and I've always wondered what it would've been like to work with her. Maybe next time!
from KristenH
Jan 20, 2020 7:54 am


EQ 11/4/19 (Diplomatic Immunity--adult thriller)
ER 1/17/20 (Passed via nudge--not good fit)
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 15, 2019 2:44 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks Thasbury)
from Thasbury
Nov 15, 2019 1:50 pm


Closed to queries until 02/01/20. I thought I'd get mine in just before the deadline, but her form is down until February.
from Nadler369
Nov 07, 2019 9:21 am


EQ: 10/11/19
ER: 11/06/19
Fantasy, 125k
Thank you for thinking of me in your search for representation. I appreciate you sharing your work with me. However, after taking a closer look I don't feel this project is a good fit for me at this time, so I will have to pass.
from KristenH
Oct 12, 2019 11:51 am


EQ 7/17/19 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 10/7/19 (Passed via 2nd nudge-not good fit)
from Smopit
Oct 10, 2019 8:22 am


EQ - 07/21/19
FR - 10/08/19
(79 days)

SF Romance 81k
from mariebeau
Oct 08, 2019 9:08 pm


Online Form 7/18/19 -Romantic Suspense 90k
CNR -10/8/19
from suzyengland
Sep 24, 2019 8:16 pm


EQ: 09.24.19 - #MSWL Day on Twitter

77K Rom Com
from dpfs_2018
Jul 31, 2019 10:30 am


EQ: 6/6/2019
ER: 7/31/19 (form)

71K Romance
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 16, 2019 2:30 pm


True, kciswriting. But one of the choices on her query form is YA: Mystery.
from writing4life
Jul 16, 2019 2:22 pm


On her web site, it says clearly that she's not interested in YA. https://www.fuseliterary.com/margaret-bail/
from cterlson
May 16, 2019 1:29 pm


EQ - 03/20/2019
ER - 05/13/2019

Literary mystery (87k) - 50+ days, a lot longer than usual. I gave her a nudge, which resulted in a form rejection.

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