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 · 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

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 11 Jul 2018

I'm so hungry for a good YA sci-fi novel that gives me Mass Effect vibes. Where the character arcs and relationships are just as in-depth as the world building.

I feel like @RantingOwl @rhodabee and @SanguMandanna NAIL this with their books.

Send me something like that. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 3 Jul 2018

I want a YA novel about teens in the mid-90's running B.B.S. systems on their home computers, and getting into various hijinx over modems.

Where are you, my geeky writer? #MSWL