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Ms. Bridget Smith

JABberwocky Literary Agency

New York, NY

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Twitter: bredalot

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from EHAshley
Today 5:56 pm

EQ: 7/7/19
ER = 1/22/20

125k Adult LGBT Fantasy

She went through the trouble to let me know that she was grappling with my query all that time, which is the most encouragement I've received from within the industry to-date! I do wish I had known she was on the fence. I had revised my entire manuscript in that time frame and, while I don't know what was the deciding factor, I'm positive she would have enjoyed my edited work more. Good luck to everyone who got requests in this batch! If you haven't yet heard, there's still hope!
from sandermoffitt
Yesterday 8:05 pm

EQ: 1/21/2020

112k YA Fantasy
from hrmhwd
Yesterday 1:54 pm

survivorextraordinaire, same thing. I queried when she opened in June, and got a full request yesterday, 1/20/20.
from survivorextraordinaire
Jan 20, 2020 5:21 pm

Does anyone know if she still aims to respond to all queries, or maybe now she just responds to the ones she can get to? I thought I remembered she responds to every one, but I queried in June and haven’t heard back. I followed up just in case, but maybe it’s just a CNR.

UPDATE: Yes, I think she is still aiming to answer! She got to mine today, 1/20/20 (request!)
from FriendlyGhost
Jan 14, 2020 4:10 pm

@carlysj629 I don't think so, or at least I didn't get an email either. Have not heard her mention a backlog anywhere.

I sent an EQ on 11/9....nothing yet. I'll CNR at the end of January. :')
from carlysj629
Jan 14, 2020 4:04 pm

Does anyone know if we are supposed to get an email confirming receipt of submission?
from Laura_WA
Jan 07, 2020 10:50 am

EQ 10/28/19
CNR 1/7/20
Normally I would wait longer, but I don't think my ms is what she's looking for anyway. Don't query when you're sick.
from parnegard
Dec 18, 2019 7:38 pm

EQ: 11/24/19
ER: 12/18/10

Adult fantasy, 90k
from SteveP101
Dec 18, 2019 5:56 pm

EQ: 11/24/19
ER: 12/18/19

Space opera, 88k
from Falen1
Dec 07, 2019 7:15 am

EQ 9/9
Nudge due to offer of rep 12/6
Full request 12/6

YA contemporary fantasy
from cupcake
Dec 06, 2019 6:43 pm

EQ: 11/5/19
Full Request: 12/6/19 (sent same day)

Contemporary Middle Grade 54K
from swatithegeek
Dec 04, 2019 8:23 pm

DVpit EQ: 04/26/19
FR: 05/02/19, invited to submit after May 6th once she moves to new agency
Sent: 05/06/19
Confirmed receipt: 05/08/19
ER: 12/05/19, didn't like voice

YA Romance, 82k
from amkade
Nov 18, 2019 5:46 pm

I don't usually comment but just FYI that she seems to be going through some health stuff. She talked about it on her podcast and alluded to it on Twitter. I assume I'm probably in the maybe pile because it's been a while (with many people rejected after me) but on the podcast she mentioned feeling ennui/apathy toward everything she's reading these days and not wanting to miss stuff just because she's not feeling great.
from Laura_WA
Nov 18, 2019 12:57 pm

hrmhwd - I was in two maybe piles for six months earlier this year. Four months isn't that long with some agents. I CNR'ed an agent after six months earlier this year only to get a rejection at the nine month mark! Lol
from HVK_PandT
Nov 17, 2019 1:36 pm

Adult Lit Fiction 76k
EQ: 17-Nov-2019

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