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 · 3d

Yesterday I went to buy plants for around the house, and the florist kept referring to them as babies, wishing them luck, and it was very sweet.

Where's my YA botanist book? Pitch me in March! #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 4d

All I want is to discover a book this year with an opening chapter that gets me as pumped as those first chords in Taking Back Sunday's Cute Without the 'E' (Cut From the Team). #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 30

Hey writer friends!

I've been closed to submissions since the summer and... I'll be opening up again on March 1st!

Literary fiction! Young Adult books! SFF! Cookbooks! Quirky non-fiction and moving memoir! Here's what I'm looking for in 2019. #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/2019/01/30/man…

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 25

Watching both Fyre Festival documentaries with @BeautyBritches and now I desperately want to read a novel set at an apocalyptic festival of some kind. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 31 Dec 2018

Melissa @melissasee

@ericsmithrocks What YA would you like have come across your desk?

When I open up for queries again (Springtime?), I am desperate for some more YA SFF genre blending novels, with the kind of expert world building I've seen in @RantingOwl @heidiheilig and @SanguMandanna's books. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 28 Dec 2018

Fiddling around with my #MSWL for when I open up to queries again, and having a hard time describing “literary fiction that’s impossible to explain to people without going like this:”

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 10 Dec 2018

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 · 2 Dec 2018

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 · 28 Nov 2018

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 · 26 Nov 2018

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 · 29 Oct 2018

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 · 28 Oct 2018

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 · 26 Oct 2018

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 · 30 Sep 2018

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 · 19 Aug 2018

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 · 10 Aug 2018

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 · 3 Aug 2018

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