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Ms. Bridget Smith

JABberwocky Literary Agency

New York, NY



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Website: www.awfulagent.com/

Twitter: bredalot

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from lexdncn
Sep 04, 2019 11:48 am


EQ: 7/31/19

No response as of today! I think I might be in the "maybe" pile.

109k YA sci fi/fantasy
from nancipants
Sep 04, 2019 8:18 am


EQ: 6/19/19
Nudge with offer of publication: 8/17/19
FR (said I had been in the maybe pile): 8/19/19 (sent same day)
Polite rejection: 8/27/19
from emmetlf
Sep 03, 2019 10:09 am


So, I just signed with Bridget, & here's my timeline:

Queried: 06/10/2019
Full Request: 06/18/2019
Offer of Rep: 08/16/2019


This may have been somewhat accelerated by the fact that Bridget had previously offered on another book of mine years ago & knew this query was coming, plus I had an offer of rep from another agent in early August that sped up the process. So don't panic if your numbers are different, especially if you queried her right when she opened back up upon changing agencies. I'm the jerk who butted in line, sorry. But I'm outta the way now! Good luck, everybody, whether it's Bridget or another great agent who needs to discover your work.
from Stargrave
Aug 30, 2019 10:19 am


EQ: 8/9/19
Insanity wolf move on 8/16: I sent her an updated version of my first 5 pages based on feedback from another agent.
ER: 8/30/19

Literary Science Fiction, 150k
from alibryn
Aug 30, 2019 6:34 am


Maura, I queried on the day she opened (I think?) on 10 June, and I still haven't had a reply. I was thinking I should resend it but she actually noted my query on Twitter (because I'd tried Gmail's email scheduling which accidentally sent it a bit too early, and she said it was fine). So I thought she'd reply by now but maybe I'll hold on.
from hrmhwd
Aug 22, 2019 7:22 pm


Maura_Jortner, I am too. Same timing. I take it we're in the maybe pile. Hope it's not too long before she takes that second look, since this is only the query stage.
from Ninjenaiya
Aug 22, 2019 12:03 am


Congratulations to whoever’s YA recently received an offer of rep from Bridget! She seems like a lovely person to work with!
from Lilnightmusic
Aug 18, 2019 2:15 pm


@tmaulhardt and @maura_jortner Bridget is well known for her maybe pile. She holds onto queries to mull over for quite some time. More time is good in this case.
from Maura_Jortner
Aug 18, 2019 10:50 am


I submitted to her at the end of June. Haven't heard anything. Anyone else in this boat?
from susanlynn
Aug 17, 2019 7:06 pm


Nice form rejection because I deserve to have someone who is "more enthusiastic."
from tmaulhardt
Aug 16, 2019 1:25 pm


I'm noticing that there are very few CNRs on this agent's timeline. But there are many, like me, who have exceeded 60 days with no reply. Should I CNR her? Or is she known to be very slow with a query reply?
from swhitakerwrites
Aug 09, 2019 1:52 pm


Sent by email - 08/01/2019
Email Rejection - 08/09/2019
YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic 88k
Isn't the right fit for my list at this time.
from Diospyros
Aug 09, 2019 10:49 am



@survivorextraordinaire
It's actually the AAR profile and her twitter too, I think. http://aaronline.org/Sys/PublicProfile/6770469
Anyway. Looks like lots of people haven't done it, so that helps answer my question. :)

I somehow missed her instruction to put her name in the subject of my query. Just wondering if anyone else made that mistake and still got an answer?
from survivorextraordinaire
Aug 09, 2019 10:38 am


@Diospyros I’m not sure where you’re seeing the instruction to put her name in the subject line of the query? I just reread her agent page on Jabberwocky’s site, as well as the submissions page, and I don’t see that anywhere
from Katherine90
Aug 08, 2019 7:09 pm


Hi Diospyros, she it looks like she has a specific email for queries, querybridget@awfulagent.com, so I didn't put her name in the subject either. (Were we supposed to?)

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