Bridget Smith


aka Breda. Agent at Dunham Literary. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte

New York, NY

Dunham Literary

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 1w

Based on many thoughts today: #mswl a YA friendship story structured like a romance. (Book recs also accepted forty one!)

I was thinking about this #MSWL recently, and - while I still want more! - it's exactly what FOOLISH HEARTS is. Ene…

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 2w

Give me the crankypants heroine who always says the wrong thing, the kindhearted boy who always makes her laugh, th…

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 2w

In ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS, Anne goes to a wedding & accidentally-on-purpose reunites the cranky sister of the bride…

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Sep 25

#mswl A novel about Elizabeth Rawdon, Countess of Moira, who wrote the first archaeological report on a bog body:

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Sep 12

So like, if you were hitching your huskies up to your witch sleigh, you can let them go back to gnawing on your ex-…

Also #mswl this tweet - give me your Arctic Witch book!

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Sep 12

TFW when everything you think of for #mswl is both a repeat of yourself a year ago AND other people today:

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Sep 12

#MSWL YA fake-relationship stories, please! They are so contrived but also my kryptonite.

Since everyone is #mswl -ing their favorite tropes! I LOVE fake relationships, whether they turn real or fall apart…

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Sep 12

#mswl Now that I'm full on the Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan train, give me some space stories that feel like SHARDS OF HONOR.

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Sep 12

Also been watching a lot of GBBO and would love, eg, Martha's story: teen girl juggles competition & school, v. cozy feel. #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Sep 12

First: still looking for the f/f contemp YA of my dreams; funny, warm, layered, & more "coming of age" than "romance." #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Apr 25

If I don't <3, there is a v. good chance I just didn't see it, so feel free to query anyway!

In particular, I've been looking for a warm & funny f/f contemporary YA for ages; if I don't <3 yours, please query! #dvpit #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Feb 18

This girl is the goddamn quarterback and the cheerleader is her girlfriend. CAN SOMEONE MAKE THIS INTO A MOVIE PLEA…


Bridget Smith @bredalot · Feb 16

These witches seem awesome and I want to read a book about Witches Fighting Hitler. - J

I mean, #mswl , OBVIOUSLY.

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Feb 8

I'd also love some epic, fast-paced, character-driven fantasy inspired by non-Western history (again, esp #ownvoices ). #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Feb 8

A thing I've been liking lately: fantasy worlds with magic but also technology from within the last century. #MSWL

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Feb 8

The thing I want most right now is f/f contemporary YA that's funny, poignant, warm, & layered, a la Emma Mills. Esp. #ownvoices . #MSWL

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Jan 26

#mswl This whole Space Princess + Space Nuns + Space Witches thing, please & thank you.

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Jan 10

#MSWL Historical novel/series a la GIRL WAITS WITH GUN based on the life of reporter Clare Hollingworth:

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Nov 10 2016

One of the things I would like to do in the coming years is rep a lot of optimistic, loving books. Especially diverse ones. #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Oct 28 2016

Reading @JayeRobinBrown 's GEORGIA PEACHES & OTHER FORBIDDEN FRUIT, and I am totally charmed. Send me things like this! #mswl