Eric Smith

Literary Agent

P.S. Literary Agency

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

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Hope everyone had a lovely #PitMad! I didn't get to play along today, but I'm always open to queries at @PSLiterary!

Here's my #MSWL. Say hi sometime! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Early morning #MSWL tweets, as the toddler has been up since 6.

YA that celebrates neurodiversity, from writers who are (can’t stress that enough) neurodivergent.

Fiction and memoir from (stressing again) adoptees, on the adoptee experience.

Say hi! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Are there any neurodivergent parenting books by authors of color?

I keep looking and I’m not finding them.

If you’re writing one, query me. #MSWL

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Had a rough few days, and decided to start @rosellewriter’s latest, Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop.

I swear her magical romance novels are like a soothing balm, and I’d love to work on books like this in my agent life. #MSWL

Also go buy this! bookshop.org/books/vanessa-…

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Annual #MSWL reminder, I’m looking for:

Kid-lit stories that celebrate neurodiversity, from authors who are neurodivergent. MG + YA!

Novels and memoirs about the adoptee experience, written by adoptees.

Is that you? Query me! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
153 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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