Eric Smith

@ericsmithrocks

Literary Agent at @PSLiterary , YA author. Latest, THE GIRL & THE GROVE (@FluxBooks). Next, RECLAIM THE SUN (@HarlequinTeen '20). Loves corgis & @BeautyBritches .

Ann Arbor, MI

P.S. Literary Agency

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 4d

The baby is carrying a plush porg and chasing the corgi around the apartment, so if you're writing The Corg & the Porg picture book, please reach out. #MSWL

*looks at @DelilahSDawson* honestly, I'm counting on you.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Dec 2

Goodness do jukebox musicals bring me so much joy.

Where's my YA novel about one? Teen decides to put on a jukebox musical to get the attention of estranged rockstar parent? Hijinx and music ensue.

Written in the voice of @SarahNSmetana? Thanks. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Nov 28

Where's my STEM novel about a teen "citizen scientist" who is busy studying insects in their neighborhood... and stumbles upon a massive breakthrough / problem / new species / etc. Send me this. xerces.org/citizen-scienc… #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Nov 26

A horror novel called This Is Less of a Question & More of a Statement, and the entire book takes place during a Q&A panel at a conference. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Oct 29

60 Second Docs @60SecDocs

Humans weren't meant to fly, but @Crooked_Feather has other ideas. pic.twitter.com/Vh7CncMGq1

Send me the YA novel about a robotics-loving teen who makes wings on Etsy... and she accidentally makes a set that can fly.

Hijinks ensue. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Oct 28

Where is the non-fiction writer / relationships expert working on a book about making friends as an adult when you're over 30?

Send me your manuscript proposal. For personal and literary agent reasons. I'm both lonely AND see the value in a book like this! #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Oct 26

Had a great chat today while recording the podcast, about the lack of POC in YA novels centered around astrology.

I really love those books (ie: Summer of Supernovas), and would love to see that.

I'm closed for queries, but if you're writing a story like this, pitch me. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Sep 30

Reading @AshWrites’ new book, and remembering @WriteinBK’s talk yesterday at the festival, I’m reminded how badly I want to read more YA friendship books.

If you’re writing one, query me next year when I’m open again. ❤️ #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Aug 19

I want to read a novel that carries the same amount of emotional tension as the end scene in Homeward Bound, when you're waiting to see if the second dog, Shadow, made it.

I don't think it can be done. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Aug 10

Getting caught up on the final season of #Unreal and my goodness, do I want to read a novel that feels like this.

Pitch me, writers. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Aug 3

Lately video games are BRINGING IT when it comes to emotional family narratives. My goodness.

I’d love to read a SFF novel that gives me the same feels as God of War or Horizon Zero Dawn. #mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jul 11

I'm so hungry for a good YA sci-fi novel that gives me Mass Effect vibes. Where the character arcs and relationships are just as in-depth as the world building.

I feel like @RantingOwl @rhodabee and @SanguMandanna NAIL this with their books.

Send me something like that. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jul 3

I want a YA novel about teens in the mid-90's running B.B.S. systems on their home computers, and getting into various hijinx over modems.

Where are you, my geeky writer? #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · May 11

Are there any YA novels about birders?

I would LOVE to read a YA contemporary novel about a teen birder. Anyone out there writing one? Query me. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Apr 21

Currently watching Wild Wild Country, and it is making me REALLY want a novel that'll leave me as shaken as The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by @StephanieEOakes. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Apr 20

After finishing the @netflix reboot of @lostinspacetv, all I want is a good family drama... that just happens to be in space. #MSWL

Send me your accessible sci-fi, please!