Brady McReynolds

Brady (@BradyMcAgent)is the C.O.O of the JABberwocky Literary Agency, and works closely with Joshua to manage the day-to-day operations of the business and its employees in addition to his work as a literary agent. He was brought on in 2012 as the Foreign Rights Manager after having worked in the publicity department of Penguin’s Berkley and NAL imprints. Before then he interned at Algonquin Books in Chapel Hill, NC.

Growing up in rural Georgia and North Carolina, he started reading books (especially science-fiction and fantasy) at an early age because there was little else to do. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he double majored in Communication Studies and Sociology. An avid Tarheel basketball fan, Brady loves only lighter shades of blue and goes into seclusion every March.

How to Query Me

Brady is currently OPEN to queries. Please visit his submissions page over on Query Manager ( There you will find everything you need in order for him to take a gander at your book!

What I’m Looking For

Science-Fiction (adult): Space opera in the vein of Ian M. Banks’ Culture series and Peter F. Hamilton’s Salvation trilogy, military SF like Jack Campbell’s the Lost Fleet, thrillers like Rob Hart’s The Paradox Hotel or Mur Lafferty’s Six Wakes, and near-future tales like Liu Cixin’s Three Body Problem. Other favorites include: the Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells and Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Fantasy (adult): Cozy fantasy like Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree, sweeping historical sagas such as Babel by R.R. Kuang, and moody dark academia like Naomi Novik’s Scholomance trilogy and Vita Nostra by the Dyachenko’s. I prefer secondary worlds in the vein of The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin, complex magic systems (a la Brandon Sanderson), epic fantasy with a strong romantic edge, fairy tale and myth re-tellings (especially from non-western cultures) such as Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan, fantastical heist novels, and anything that can be described as Dungeons & Dragonsadjacent.

Speculative Fiction (adult): Similar to the SF/F above, I am always interested in stories that contain elements of the fantastic and far-flung but that might not fit neatly into those categories. MJ Wassmer’s forthcoming Zero Stars: Do Not Recommend is a good example of that (the sun explodes while a couple is on vacation), as well as flat-out “new weird” stories like Borne by Jeff VanderMeer.

UNC Tar Heel memorabilia.

World peace.