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Ms. Bridget Smith

JABberwocky Literary Agency

New York, NY

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Twitter: bredalot

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from hcaruffo_789
Dec 28, 2020 3:42 pm

@Alibryn she requested my full in late April of 2019 and emailed me recently to say she was reading. I think she's just behind
from Lilnightmusic
Dec 18, 2020 10:07 pm

@Alibryn i know Bridget has talked about having a really hard time reading this year, which is largely why she’s been closed for so long this year. 2020 is just terrible.
from alibryn
Dec 14, 2020 11:54 am

Requested my full last January, have had some communication since (a nudge and a newer version), but still no answer on it. I'm not hugely surprised as she replied to my initial query 4 months after receiving, but I'm starting to worry this might be a case of her waiting to see if I get offers from other agents. I have a lot of fulls out right now and I'm paranoid that this is the current trend. :( Still hopeful, but basically trying not to think about it too much.
from emilykate
Oct 26, 2020 11:18 am

DVPit Request: October 26th, 2020
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 01, 2020 2:58 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks Lilnightmusic
from Lilnightmusic
Sep 01, 2020 10:06 am

She is not open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 31, 2020 5:28 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks jjadamson
from jjadamson
Aug 31, 2020 4:28 pm says she is open to queries: "Bridget is OPEN to unsolicited queries"
from cupcake
Jul 06, 2020 3:13 pm

EQ: 11/5/19
Full request: 12/6/19
nudge with offer of rep. She said nice things about it but ultimately didn't love it enough to rep. 5/13/20

Contemporary MG 54 k
from SeafoamDreams
May 20, 2020 2:18 am

Query sent under special circumstances. I know she's behind on her backlog, so it'll probably be a while, but fingers crossed anyway!
from Patrick (admin)
May 09, 2020 6:20 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks bnorris)
from bnorris
May 03, 2020 12:52 pm

5/3/2020 - She posted an update on Twitter. She is closing to unsolicited queries on Friday, May 8th. She is making exceptions for writers who submitted to her in 2019 but didn't hear back. They are welcome to re-submit if they are still seeking representation. She offered that she strives to respond to all queries.

4/1/2020 - Thank you tremendousotter!

EQ: 12/1/2019 Sci Fi - 72K
CNR: 3/31/2020 - The system automatically CNR'd it after 121 days.

According to the timeline, other submissions before and after have gotten responses. Not sure what to think. Maybe it was just that bad...
from xenevre
Apr 19, 2020 10:03 am

EQ 2/23/20
CNR 4/19/20
87K Crossover YA LGBTQ

It looks like she's quite behind on her queries. I don't think it's a great practice to hold onto a query for months because you're "on the fence" and leave writers hanging.
from tremendousotter
Mar 31, 2020 11:37 am

bnorris, Bridget tends to hold onto queries for a long time, don't give up hope
from Danman2015
Mar 16, 2020 10:35 pm

EQ: 2/12

ER: 3/16 (A very kind form rejection letter)

98k YA Fantasy

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