Bridget Smith


aka Breda. Associate 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 · 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

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

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

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Oct 19

Every year in Hannibal, Missouri, two tweens are chosen to represent Mark Twain's famous characters, Tom and Becky


Bridget Smith @bredalot · Aug 22

I almost want to #MSWL a modern version of ANNE OF THE ISLAND, but I'm too afraid it'll never match the version in my head.

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Jul 20 2016

Thinking again how much I want a Hatshepsut fantasy. WOMAN WHO WOULD BE KING meets GOBLIN EMPEROR. Please! #mswl (Esp #ownvoices as poss.)

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Jun 30 2016

A YA or SFF reinterpretation of PERSUASION - not beat-for-beat, please, but that feeling of second chances & love that hasn't died. #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Jun 30 2016

On that #shbookclub note, I would looove a science fiction that makes me ship a couple as hard as I did in SHARDS OF HONOR, please. #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Jun 30 2016

Also, I have a new space on my list for an extremely smart epic fantasy for adults that does new things with tropes. #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Jun 30 2016

An #mswl from vacation: f/f sports YA (soccer, maybe?) that feels like @elmify - sharp, nuanced, warm, & funny.

Bridget Smith @bredalot · May 12 2016

#MSWL I'd like to see a contemporary-style YA in a fantasy world. Small stakes that feel huge, a focus on everyday life.

Bridget Smith @bredalot · May 11 2016

MY KINGDOM for some epic fantasy retellings of some Old Testament stories.

#MSWL for sure - I used to read the Old Testament for fun, those stories are KILLER.

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Apr 26 2016

#MSWL The McGonagall book: (We could also call this the Querida book, after DWJ's version.)

Basically: what does it look like when the dryly humorous, brilliant, powerful, old-enough-to-give-no-fucks witch gets her own story? #MSWL