Eric Smith

@ericsmithrocks

Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .

Philadelphia, PA

P.S. Literary Agency

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · May 26

Randomly thinking about how diverse, inclusive adult literary fiction, set in small, intimate settings, have just rocked my reading heart the last few years.

If you're writing anything that'll make me feel the way @ZillianZi and @blgtylr's books have, you should query me. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · May 22

Throwing this out there, I would LOVE to find some diverse, inclusive rom-coms in my agent life.

Especially anything that's genre-blending, like The Plus One by Sarah Archer (robot engineer builds a wedding date).

Some of my current clients are writing them. Gimme more. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · May 15

I started watching The Baker and the Beauty and just a quick note, I would die for an adult rom-com like this in my query box. #MSWL.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Apr 30

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks

This book is very good, I should know. ❤️🎶✨🏳️‍🌈 twitter.com/jules_chronicl…

Also please, and I cannot stress this enough, send me your inclusive and diverse fantasy novels. Adult and YA!

I need more in my life. #mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Apr 24

I wonder if this interview I'm doing will publish me saying "I'm forever chasing the high of having read The Night Circus by @erinmorgenstern and Number One Chinese Restaurant by @ZillianZi" because they really should.

Cause I am. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Apr 14

Updated my agenting wishlist. Two specific highlights:

* Novels (includes kid-lit!) and memoirs about the adoptee experience, by adoptees.

* Adult and kid-lit books that celebrate neurodiversity, from authors who are neurodivergent.

Full #MSWL is here! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Apr 13

I just want to read a romance novel that captures the feeling of watching Cher sing to Andy Garcia in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 20

Hey writers!

During this downtime I’m reading a lot! Here’s my #MSWL!

✨ Genre blending literary fiction! Give me that weird stuff.

🌈 Diverse, inclusive YA! Give me books that reflect the world!

😳 Non-fiction that surprises and delights!

Let’s go! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 21

Whenever I talk about wanting more adult fiction, I get DMs and emails asking for specifics, so... here’s an explanation and a starter pack.

I like genre-blending novels that are character driven, and far more about relationships than world building. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 21

Started watching Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet and... wow, I so would love an adult novel about working in game dev.

I remember adoring You by Austin Grossman, and would just love something a bit more contemporary. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 12

I can't tell you how often I think about films like Birdbox and A Quiet Place, and how badly I want to read more novels about parents fighting for their kids and found families in apocalyptic settings.

I mean, I also DON'T want to read them, but also I do.

Send me those! #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 7

Annual evergreen request...

Send me your kid-lit, adult novels, essays, memoirs... you name it, centered around your adoptee experience. I want those close and personal stories, both in fiction and non-fiction.

Let's make it happen. #MSWL is here. ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 6

It begins. I'm open to queries again at @PSLiterary!

You can check out my #MSWL over on my blog.

Happy New Year, let's make some books. ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/12/2…

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 3

I open up to queries again at @PSLiterary on Monday, so I've updated my wishlist!

I'd love to see more adult fiction and non-fiction this year. Send me your messy genre-blending stories, niche cookbooks, and complex memoirs.

Details on the blog! ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/12/2… #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 8 Dec 2019

I’m reading a manuscript that’s reminding me of Lost Planet, and goodness, do I miss that game.

I wish the sequels had kept up with all the wonder of the first one. Someone reboot it, thanks.

Also, more fantasy adventure novels with giant monsters and snow please. #MSWL