Eric Smith

Literary Agent

P.S. Literary Agency

Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Oh. Oh my.

One of my authors sent me an adult rom-com with splashes of ✨FANTASY and MAGIC✨.

Querying writers, please send me stuff like this. I want these surprising genre-blends so bad. #MSWL.

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 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
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 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
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 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
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 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
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 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
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Seeing a lot of queries from folks who love @mikechenwriter, and that fills my heart.

Reminder... I'm looking for adult literary genre blends, like Here & Now & Then, or like Station Eleven by @EmilyMandel and The Night Circus by @erinmorgenstern. ericsmithrocks.com/mswl #MSWL

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, @PSLiterary . Author, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress), BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick). Loves @BeautyBritches .
162 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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