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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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E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from survivorextraordinaire
Nov 08, 2019 9:11 am


lexdncn, I’m in the same boat. Queried in June and followed up, but still no form rejection or anything.
from lexdncn
Nov 06, 2019 6:14 pm


EQ: 7/31/19

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

Edit: As of 11/4/2019...still nothing.

109k YA sci fi/fantasy
from jennadevillier
Oct 30, 2019 5:33 pm


EQ: 10/2
ER: 10/30

79k YA fantasy
from RL6788
Oct 26, 2019 8:26 pm


EQ:7/2
ER:10/23
YA Contemporary 82k
Was in her maybe pile
from alibryn
Oct 26, 2019 1:27 pm


CNR. She said on Twitter that she's received a lot of queries with a synopsis but no pages, so if you didn't receive a reply there's a chance this could be why. I queried the day she opened and I don't recall seeing her personal preference for pages up on the agency website at that time (it's there now, but the general submission information for the agency says you may include a synopsis, doesn't mention pages, hence the confusion). I'm just CNR-ing this one anyhow.
from hrmhwd
Oct 18, 2019 12:58 pm


I'm also CNR-ing mine. I queried June 10 when she reopened. 4+ months on just a query is super-disappointing. :(
from garriekeyman
Oct 07, 2019 9:57 am


EQ: 9/18/19
ER: 10/04/19

NA Fantasy Adventure 115K

from ElysiaRM
Oct 04, 2019 10:32 am


EQ: 2019-09-12
ER: 2019-10-04

Very kind form rejection!
from Charlydaws
Oct 01, 2019 8:11 am


EQ: 10/1/2019

MG Fantasy (46,000 words)
from Cinocal
Sep 30, 2019 9:14 pm


EQ: 9/30/19

SF 94K
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.

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