Bridget Smith

Literary Agent

JABberwocky Literary Agency

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

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips
Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

One reason I loved The Magicians is how it reminded me of the fantasy novels I loved so much as a teen - the ones that reflected my sadness, my sense of dislocation, in a magical world that transformed the MC. Send me that in YA & MG. #mswl

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

In YA, I want, as always, emotional and/or charming contemporary novels, particularly along the lines of FOOLISH HEARTS or THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA or ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS. Also always love a nerdy rom-com! #mswl

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

Everyone in adult SFF is asking for romantic books right now, and yes, please! Send me books that comp to UNNATURAL MAGIC or A MARVELLOUS LIGHT or WINTER'S ORBIT. #mswl

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

In general, right now I'm craving straightforward structures that allow for Big Feelings - but that doesn't mean I won't fall for a brilliantly executed twister. Love a reveal that makes me yell! #mswl

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

Now, for an updated #MSWL of things I'm particularly excited to see (along with, of course, everything you can find on the agency website here: awfulagent.com/agents/bridget…)

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips
Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips
Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips
Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

Watching The Half of It again, and gosh I love this movie so much. [When I re-open to queries] send me ALL the YA with this exact vibe. #mswl

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips
Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips
Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips
Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

In adult, I am particularly looking for SFF! I'm currently excited about fun voicey space books, epic fantasy set in original and well-defined worlds, and fantasy that turns a familiar trope on its head. #mswl

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

I am craving some gorgeously weird YA fantasy as well! Particularly something contemporary-ish. #mswl

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

I'm also really into YA stories that take a romance structure/trope and use it to construct a fantastic friendship story (a la FOOLISH HEARTS, an enemies-to-BFFs contemp). #mswl

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

My clients have pointed out that I've got a specific subset of YA Nerd Girl Romance, and I am always here for more! Queer & POC girls very welcome, and I'm more likely to be won over by the romance if it intersects with other themes - family, friendship, self-discovery. #mswl

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

Jumping into #mswl late! In general, I am open to a wide range of MG, YA, and adult fiction, and I'm currently taking queries! More info about my general interests here, and if you're not sure, always feel free to query: awfulagent.com/agents/bridget…

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

Sarah 💫 @Harriet_Vane_

Homeopathy is obviously fake but swallowing pieces of the Berlin Wall to break down one's own emotional barriers is astonishingly poetic and the beginning of a GREAT SFF story. theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/s…

Hello yes if you (someone who is not Sarah, who is represented by my MORTAL ENEMY) write this book, please send it to me, I am extremely into turning history into magic and also all the weight attached to ancient buildings. #mswl