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. 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, making him the ultimate overseas marketing machine. An avid Tarheel basketball fan, Brady loves only lighter shades of blue and goes into reclusion every March.

How to Query Me

If you’ve reached this page I’m guessing that we recently met at the 2019 Gen Con Writer’s Symposium. That is great because this page is designed specially for you!

I spoke with a lot of folks and wanted to create a space on JABberwocky’s website for you to be able to get in touch with me. You may have gotten tired of my saying this over and over again (but it is important, so I’ll say it one more time) please follow all of the submission guidelines when reaching out to any prospective agent. So without further ado, here are mine because I want to hear from you.

  1. I am open to being queried by the lovely folks that I met and spoke with at Gen Con’s 2019 Writer Symposium and those folks only. If you found this page some other way, please head back to JABberwocky’s Agents Page to see those of us who are currently open to general queries.
  2. Please send me an email at brady [at] awfulagent [dot] com. Please don’t call the JABberwocky office because we do not handle anything submission or query-related over the phone.
  3. For the query itself, I’d like you to quickly identify whether it is fiction or non-fiction, and then give me the specific genre. Please provide a quick synopsis of the plot (if fiction) and also let me know of one book that you think yours would compare to favorably.
  4. Please paste the first 5 to 10 pages of your manuscript into the body of your email. No attachments.
  5. Lastly, I’d like for you to put the words “GEN CON” somewhere in the subject line of your email.

Thank you in advance for following these steps. I look forward to hearing from you and maybe seeing you at next year’s Con!

What I’m Looking For

Adult Science-Fiction: Space opera in the vein of Ian M. Banks’ Culture series, military SF like Campbell’s the Lost Fleet, near-future tales like Cixin’s Three Body Problem, and flat-out weird like Borne by VanderMeer.

Adult Fantasy: From epics like Brandon Sanderson’s the Stormlight Archive to one-offs such as Joe Abercrombie’s The Heroes and pretty much everything high and low in between.

Non-Fiction: Anything with a gripping topic and a compelling voice.

UNC Tar Heel memorabilia.