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 · 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 · 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 · 24 Sep 2019

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 · 5 May 2019

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks

Honestly one of the best novels I’ve ever read. Pick up @pengshepherd’s book! twitter.com/pengshepherd/s…

I talk a lot about how my favorite kind of literary fiction blends genres, pulling the speculative or a bit of magic into it.

And this one is a perfect, stunning example of that.

More books like @pengshepherd’s in my query box, please. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 19 Apr 2019

Still getting the occasional DM asking if I'm open to queries... and I am! :-D

Here's what I'm looking for:

Most genres of YA.
Genre blending literary fiction.
Accessible sci-fi and fantasy.
Memoir and essay collections.
Cookbooks.
You?

Query me! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 26 Mar 2019

My wife is watching her reality shows (right now Temptation Island is on), and I so want to read a literary novel with reality TV in it.

Like a novel that feels like the show UnReal, or reminds me of THE LAST ONE by Alexandra Oliva. Oof that was a perfect book. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 17 Mar 2019

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 · 1 Mar 2019

This year, I really want to find more genre-blending literary fiction. It's a big focus.

See books like Station Eleven, The Night Circus, and The Monsters of Templeton as perfect examples.

I've been so lucky with @mikechenwriter @AlisonStine and @boycebabbles. Send me more!

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 1 Mar 2019

Good morning! It's March 1st and I'm officially open to queries again at @PSLiterary!

Here's my #MSWL on my website, and I'm going to tweet a little bit about what I'm looking for... let's go. ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/01/3…

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 25 Feb 2019

Pst. This Friday I open up to queries at @PSLiterary again.

I really want to find more genre-blending literary fiction, diverse + inclusive YA, quirky non-fiction, and lots more.

The full #MSWL is here! bit.ly/2GG1M7r

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 30 Jan 2019

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 · 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 · 30 Jan 2018

Reminder, I'm super open for queries now at @PSLiterary!

Looking for YA, non-fiction, literary fiction, sci-fi / fantasy, and more.

Details on the blog! bit.ly/1VLTeuy #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 8 Jan 2018

Today is the day!

I'm open for queries again at @PSLiterary! Looking for YA, non-fiction (especially essays and memoir!), literary fiction, and more.

Details of my wishlist, here! bit.ly/2DS63il #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 2 Jan 2018

Hey writer friends!

I open up to queries next week! This is what I'm looking for in 2018.

YA! SFF! Non-fiction! Cookbooks! Literary novels! Let's make some books together. bit.ly/2DS63il #MSWL