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 · 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 · 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 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 · 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 16

I'm not saying I have a brand, but @TheAdamSass' debut is the second book I'm pitching around that I'm comping to Last Seen Leaving by @MikalebRoehrig. The first was @tomryanauthor's (out next year!).

So. Hi yes, send me your inclusive YA thrillers. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Apr 14

Watching @UnRealLifetime with @BeautyBritches and thinking about how bad I want to read a book like this.

Like The Last One (goodreads.com/book/show/2724…), but maybe YA. #mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 25

I would love to read a YA novel set in the 90's about a teen in a ska band.

I would totally pick it up pick it up pick it up-

I'm sorry.

But really I want to read that. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 15

I think about this scene in The Royal Tenenbaums ALL THE TIME.

I'd so love to read a YA novel from the perspective of a Margot. Adopted teen in a wealthy dysfunctional family. Yes please. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 30

Reminder, I'm super open for queries now at @PSLiterary!

Looking for YA, non-fiction, literary fiction, sci-fi / fantasy, and more.

Details on the blog! bit.ly/1VLTeuy #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 16

I really want to see a YA sci-fi horror novel in my @PSLiterary query box.

Like, @Kim_Liggett meets @bethrevis?

YA Event Horizon? That comp is old because I’m old. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 9

Oh my goodness do I want a YA Titanfall-esque book. Teen pilot bonds with his giant mech... where is it?

Someone get me a book that reminds me of watching Exosquad as a kid, stat. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 8

Today is the day!

I'm open for queries again at @PSLiterary! Looking for YA, non-fiction (especially essays and memoir!), literary fiction, and more.

Details of my wishlist, here! bit.ly/2DS63il #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 2

And when it comes to YA, I love just about everything.

But I'm really eager to find more diverse SFF novels and LGBTQ+ stories... books that make marginalized teens feel SEEN, not just in the now, but in far flung futures and lushly imagined fantasy worlds. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 2

Hey writer friends!

I open up to queries next week! This is what I'm looking for in 2018.

YA! SFF! Non-fiction! Cookbooks! Literary novels! Let's make some books together. bit.ly/2DS63il #MSWL