Eric Smith

@ericsmithrocks

Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Next, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress, Jan '20) and BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .

Philadelphia, PA

P.S. Literary Agency

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 6d

I'd really love to see more parenting books (guides, memoirs, etc.) by authors of color in my query box.

My wife and I had a hard time finding those when it was baby time, and I'd like to work on that. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Sep 24

Some fun specific #MSWL things I'm looking for in YA:

A teen birder.
Teens really into snorkeling and diving.
Kids interning in national parks.
Teens really into rock climbing.

Give me niche, specific stories about passion projects, with all the unique terminology and language.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Sep 24

To get a better idea of the kind of projects I've worked on, visit my website and check out the books I've sold: bit.ly/2lqFs8v

And then, check out my whole wishlist, which I've written out here: bit.ly/2GG1M7r

Happy querying! Good luck! You've got this! #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Sep 24

I also work in non-fiction, handling cookbooks, memoir, pop-history, and more!

If you've got a platform and a story to tell or gorgeous food photography (or both!), I want to chat. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Sep 24

I'm dying to find more accessible adult sci-fi and fantasy novels, along the lines of @ChuckWendig @pengshepherd @DelilahSDawson and @KatWithSword.

I've read everything they've written, and would love to find a SFF novel that makes me feel like The Book of M. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Sep 24

As always, I'm looking for YA across all genres.

I'm especially looking for LGBTQ+ reads and smart horror.

See (and buy!) the collected works of @Kim_Liggett @tomryanauthor and @AdamSilvera for great comps. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Sep 24

I'm looking for genre-blending literary fiction, stories that give us something magical or speculative alongside prose that stirs up FEELINGS.

Perfect examples: The Night Circus by @erinmorgenstern, Here & Now & Then by @mikechenwriter, Station Eleven by @EmilyMandel. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Aug 29

Floating a little wishlist item out to the universe, but I really want to see more kid-lit non-fiction in my inbox.

Young Adult and Middle Grade non-fiction, specifically. #MSWL

I’m so proud of the work @IamGMJohnson and @robin_stevenson are doing, and I’d love to see more.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Aug 19

Where is my YA historical novel about teens trying to make it in a ska band in the mid-90’s you cowards. #mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Aug 17

Annual #MSWL request:

Novels about adoptees, written by adoptees. Adult or YA, I want those stories.

Send me your books, friends. <3

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jul 30

A YA Ocean’s 8 style heist novel.

Except...

It’s an anthology.

With eight authors each writing one character.

#MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jul 23

A friend of mine told me how the folks at @GOGcom will travel far and wide to save source codes for old games, to make them available via their service and-

Someone send me a novel about a passionate gamer who travels the world to save a game that means something to them. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jul 18

*floats this out into the ether*

Hi I want to work on more YA anthologies please. They make me so happy. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jun 10

I keep thinking about how badly I want to read more smart, unnerving YA horror.

I don't want gore. I want a story that makes me ask questions that I don't want an answer to. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jun 4

An eternal #MSWL request:

YA novels about adoptees, written by adoptees.

Give me those genuine voices.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · May 27

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks

There's always something so fun about genre novels that explore the regular people who live alongside the supernatural. Their frustrations.

IE: Patrick Ness' brilliant The Rest Of Us Just Live Here.

Like, there's a familiar in What We Do In the Shadows who is like 80+ years old, and is still saying "any day now."

Imagine a father figure in a YA novel who is a familiar, and his wildly frustrated family. Does the teen become a slayer?

Anyhow, send this to me someone. #MSWL