Margaret Bail, literary agent, has a BA in English and an MFA in Creative and Professional Writing. With years of experience editing everything from medical documents to manuscripts, as well as teaching university-level English and writing, she looks forward to working closely with new and established authors to help develop their voice and craft.
Her lifelong love of stories and storytelling has her looking for books that transport her into the heart of the story, so much so that she’ll forget where she is and lose track of time while she reads.
Before joining Inklings Literary Agency, Margaret was an agent at Andrea Hurst Agency.
Specific genres Margaret represents include the following:
*Note: I am only interested in adult fiction. Please do not query me with YA, MG, or children’s books.
Romance – all subgenres EXCEPT Christian or inspirational.
Science fiction (preferably soft SF rather than hard SF, including dystopian and post-apocalyptic)
Fantasy (Not a big fan of classic 'sword and sorcery' or anything with unpronounceable names)
Fiction genres I am NOT interested in: steampunk, Christian/religious literature, chick lit, women's fiction, literary fiction, poetry, screenplays.
Memoir with an interesting or unique hook
Cookbooks with a strong platform
To query me, type “Query Margaret” plus the title of your novel in the subject line, then please send the following pasted into the body of the e-mail to query(at)inklingsliterary(dot)com:
A query letter that includes:
The title, genre, and word count of your project.
A brief blurb about the story.
A brief bio including any publishing credits.
The first 10 pages of your manuscript
A brief synopsis (1-2 pages)