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

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

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 24 Sep 2019

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 · 24 Sep 2019

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 · 24 Sep 2019

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:…

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 11 Apr 2019

I've been seeing more aspec characters in YA, which is great! But now I'd really love to see more in books that decentralize romance. I want more of this in YA in general, but particularly with ace/aro characters. #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 19 Apr 2018

In MG & YA, I'm focusing on high-concept contemporary that's sweet, funny, and layered, the kind of book that deals with a couple different kinds of relationship including the MC's feelings about themselves. #MSWL

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 12 Sep 2017

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 · 8 Feb 2017

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 · 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

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

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.

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 10 Mar 2016

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 · 22 Jan 2016

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