Welcome to the all NEW QueryTracker. See what's changed.

Ms. Bridget Smith

JABberwocky Literary Agency

What kind of books is this agent seeking?

Get answers to this, and many more agent questions at QueryTracker.

Closed to Unsolicited Queries

Bridget Smith

JABberwocky Literary Agency

New York, NY
AALA Member:
Yes (Visit Site)
Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
QueryManager [Go To Form]
Submit Query
Closed to Unsolicited Queries
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Chick Lit
Family Saga
  • Fantasy, Contemporary/Urban
  • Fantasy, Magical Realism
Graphic Novel
Literary Fiction
  • Romance, Comedy
  • Romance, Contemporary
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, Literary
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction


Join Now (FREE) to learn more about this agent. (Such as how often and how quickly each agent replies to queries.)

Known Clients (current & past)
Amelia Brunskill
Caitlin Chisling
Lee Gjertsen Malone
Ellen Goodlett
Emma Mills
Kelsey Rodkey
Tracy Townsend
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/16/2023 07:00 PM
This was from her Twitter on March 1 just FYI to everyone: "I should also note: I've been closed for long enough that I assume everyone still sitting in the inbox has either found an agent or written something new, so I'm working through event submissions but closing out everything else. PLEASE feel free to query again if you want!"
03/16/2023 01:26 PM
Email Query: 2/14/22 (50pg Pitch Wars request)
Nudged: 3/8/23
Adult Fantasy 85k

I'm having a similar experience to alibryn. My submission from over a year ago referenced a specific MSWL tweet of hers (that she has since reposted and said she's still looking for) and yet she hasn't responded to my submission or my nudge.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/11/2023 01:19 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
03/07/2023 09:44 PM
FQ: 3/7/23

67k YA Rom Com
03/07/2023 12:18 PM
Quiered after a DVPit like in Oct 2021.
Rejected after 488 days without even a form rejection (so no notification email).
Ghosting happens a lot, but this feels particularly egregious seeing as it was a pitch like for a diverse voices event.
03/01/2023 02:59 PM
FQ: 3/1

98K YA space opera
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/01/2023 10:18 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated. Thanks authorcupcake
03/01/2023 10:12 AM
She’s open to queries today until 10Mar
02/17/2023 06:17 AM
Per Bridget Smith's Twitter, "Ok, I'm still in the process of getting set up for this, but since it's #MSWL day: I am planning to reopen for queries for the first ten days of every month, beginning in March!"
02/16/2023 01:04 PM
Thought I'd just put this out there since a friend reminded me recently.

I queried Bridget in March 2019. In January 2020, Bridget apologised for the delay in replying, and requested the full, sounding interested. At the end of January she said she'd received it and hoped to reply within 3 months.

I never had a reply.

I nudged in July 2020, acknowledging the pandemic but just checking in. All I got was her auto-reply aimed at queriers.

In September 2020, she replied saying she "was still considering it" and another apology.

I nudged in March 2021, and got her auto-reply for queriers again.

I checked in via Twitter to ask if it was still the correct email address to check in on submissions, since it seemed to have a perma-auto-reply set to tell queriers she wasn't open. She replied that yes, it was, and she was still reading her emails.

My third and final nudge was August 2021. I never heard from her again.

And yet she continues to post MSWLs and ask for stories like what I sent. This sort of thing happens a lot, I shrug and move on, but this one stands out as particularly frustrating.

10/11/2022 09:08 AM
FQ: 4/8
CNR: 10/11

89k YA fantasy
08/24/2022 04:27 PM
114k Adult Fantasy
FQ - 2/22/2022
Nudge with New pages to see if a resubmit would be acceptable- 8/8/2022
Nudge with Offer of Publication - 8/23/2022
08/22/2022 04:45 PM
Form Query: 1/11
nudge with offer of rep: 8/16
Kind step aside: 8/22

YA urban fantasy 75K
08/16/2022 04:58 PM
Form Query: 03/23
Sent Note about R&R from another Agent letting them know of changes: 07/16
Nudge 08/10
CNR: 08/16

Adult Fantasy 110k

(Note: Query passed the 120 day mark so query tracker has marked it as a CNR.)
07/07/2022 12:11 PM
EQ: 1/3/2022
CNR: 7/7/2022
Space opera 125k
07/06/2022 06:53 PM
EQ: 2/28/2022
QR: 7/6/2022
MG Fantasy 39K
07/04/2022 02:26 PM
EQ - 2/13/22
CNR - 7/4/22

Fantasy - 89k
05/20/2022 11:50 AM
Does she still respond to everything? According to the timeline, it looks like she hasn't responded in any sort of regular way since early February, for queries sent in early Oct.
05/14/2022 06:34 PM
EQ: 03/14/22 adult sci-fi 76k
CNR: 05/14/22
05/06/2022 03:06 PM
Queried her on Dec 8th
Nudged with an offer 130 days later and she asked for my full
Offered rep 8 days later
Join Now (FREE) to learn more about this agent. (Such as how often and how quickly each agent replies to queries.)
Agent Interviews
Interviews with this agent from across the web.



Success Story Interviews
Read interviews with authors who have signed with this agent.

Martine Fournier Watson

Linda H Codega

View all success story interviews

Report a success story

Profile History
Last Update:
03/11/2023 - Closed to queries.
Always verify agent's information before sending your query, and review the agent's website(s) for more up-to-date information.

Though we do our best, QueryTracker can not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided.

An agent listing on QueryTracker is not an endorsement or recommendation of that agent by QueryTracker.

Before contacting an agent, authors should verify and assess the agent's requirements and suitability by visiting the agent's website(s), and becoming familiar with ways to spot and avoid bad agents. A good place to start is Writers Beware, a watch group that helps inform and protect authors from shady practices.