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Ms. Bridget Smith

JABberwocky Literary Agency

New York, NY



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Website: www.awfulagent.com/

Twitter: bredalot

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from lhcodega
Jul 23, 2021 11:10 am


I got a PitMad like in 2020 and a personal call to talk about the MS - She requested an R&R and I delivered about 6 months later.
from alibryn
Jun 01, 2021 2:32 pm


FWIW, she's said in her latest podcast that she might take the summer off. Not sure if that means not working at all, or working to catch up on the fulls she has, but I'm sadly closing this one out, since I've still had no reply to the nudges I sent earlier in the year, and she's had my full 16 months now.

Update (sort of): still have not had a response on my last 2 nudges for the full she's had since January 2020. As with everyone else, I received the auto-response about queries, but no personal reply to say she's still working on it. She said last year that she was checking everything in her inbox personally, despite the auto-reply, but I am wondering if that's still the case.

@hcaruffo_789 and @Lilnightmusic, thank you for that info. When she has communicated, she's been so nice and apologetic. I've closed out some others who've had mss over a year and not replied to any nudge, but I'm holding on to hope here for sure.
from bnorris
Apr 29, 2021 4:33 am


@Diospyros - No, I did not hear anything beyond the auto-response.

Good luck with your writing and querying!
from Diospyros
Apr 26, 2021 11:02 pm


@bnorris (or anyone else who's requeried her from 2019?)
Did you ever get an answer from your requery (other than the auto reply?)

Am in the same position.
from bnorris
Apr 02, 2021 11:35 am


3/11/2021 - Decided to re-query since the original query had been sent in 2019. Got an auto-response: Thank you for your email. As of May 9, 2020, I am closed to queries, and all unsolicited material will be deleted. Once my inbox is empty, I will reopen to queries, and I would be happy to consider your material at that time.

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 emilykate
Feb 05, 2021 9:19 pm


DVPit Request: October 26th, 2020
Rejection: February 5th, 2021
from Tamaire
Jan 28, 2021 10:30 pm


EQ 10/25/19, no response.
Queried again 05/01/20 when she invited authors who hadn't heard from her to query again.
CNR, I guess!
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 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.
https://twitter.com/bredalot/status/1300810064186531840?s=21
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 31, 2020 5:28 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks jjadamson
from jjadamson
Aug 31, 2020 4:28 pm


awfulagent.com 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

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