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Bridget Smith


aka Breda. Associate agent at Dunham Literary. Former radio DJ & anthropology student. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte

New York, NY


Dunham Literary

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 1w

#MSWL Historical novel/series a la GIRL WAITS WITH GUN based on the life of reporter Clare Hollingworth: https://t.co/yYQeYHt8ia

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 https://t.co/6lneruVHe6

#MSWL https://t.co/CvY3sqqc2v

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bridget Smith @bredalot · May 12

#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

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. https://t.co/A3PHxfXXMu

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Apr 26

#MSWL The McGonagall book: https://t.co/VGzHs6LI3l (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

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Apr 26

#MSWL The McGonagall book: https://t.co/VGzHs6LI3l (We could also call this the Querida book, after DWJ's version.)

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Mar 16

#mswl Surely there's a way to update the feral domesticity of the first Boxcar Children book for a modern MG audience?

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Mar 14

V. specific #mswl : upmarket women's fiction about running one of those 500-year-old pubs in the UK & trying not to be the one who kills it.

Bumping this, since I still #mswl it. With the feel of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY or THE STORIED LIFE OF AJ FIKRY!

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Mar 10

I have a slight resistance to science fiction, but I'd like to see some that's as personal & human & character-driven as PLANETFALL. #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Mar 10

I've said this before, but I'd love a contemporary YA update of Louisa May Alcott's AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL, full of humor & heart.. #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Mar 3

Modern day folklore should include working mothers as exhausted witches, washing machines, microwaves, & crockpots. #FolkloreThursday

#mswl Modern domesticity as magic! https://t.co/VGt9kFa8pc

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Jan 22 2016

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