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Ms. Bridget Smith

JABberwocky Literary Agency

New York, NY

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Twitter: bredalot

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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
from vflint
Mar 02, 2020 9:15 am

EQ: 6/10/19
FR: 6/18/19 (sent same day)
Confirmed receipt: 6/19/19, with note it will take her 3 months to read
Nudge: 10/10/19, she replied she hopes to read soon
Nudge: 2/26/20: ghosted :(

YA sci-fi, 91k
from mawidmaier
Feb 25, 2020 11:03 am

EQ: 1/13/2020
ER: 2/25/2020
"You deserve an unequivocally enthusiastic agent as your advocate." Very sweet way of giving a rejection, even if it is a form. Onward and upward!

170K Adult Fantasy
from SandyK
Feb 12, 2020 8:46 am

She surprised me with a rejection this week after 210 days. She said she'd been holding it for a second look. I had long ago marked it CNR.
from kitaeri
Feb 11, 2020 5:58 pm

Elysia, the same-day full request was probably in response to a PitchWars showcase entry - those just went out.
from Elysia
Feb 11, 2020 4:04 pm

Does her timeline seem a little all over the place? There are people getting requests from 223 days. Then someone got a same day request today? Kind of confusing.
from hrmhwd
Feb 06, 2020 11:43 am

kateanderwrites, she does. I got a request at 223 days. I had CNR'd for my own peace of mind, but if you get another offer and you haven't heard from her, you should still nudge her.
from FriendlyGhost
Feb 04, 2020 8:13 am

EHAshley, could you send a resubmission if the changes are significant? I'm not sure what the agency's policy is.

Congrats, C_Bruggeman!
from kateanderwrites
Feb 02, 2020 1:49 pm

I’m at 105 days with no response... should I CNR or does she still respond to every query!

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