Bridget Smith


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

New York, NY

JABberwocky Literary Agency

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 24 Sep 2019

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 · 24 Sep 2019

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

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 19 Apr 2018

In adult, I'm mainly looking for SFF & historical, especially the kind that's both gripping & intimate. I want a really deep dive into a character's (or community's) emotional journey. #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 8 Feb 2017

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

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 8 Feb 2017

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

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 20 Jul 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 · 30 Jun 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 · 30 Jun 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 · 12 May 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.