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 · 15h

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 · 5d

Someone write a geeky YA novel about teens competing in a Street Fighter video game competition so we can call it DOWN RIGHT FIERCE. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 5d

Half the afternoon has been spent ranting with @far_ah_way about wanting more YA that feels like Mass Effect and @ashposton’s Heart of Iron.

Gimme character driven space opera with making out please. #mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 9

Shout to all the writers pitching me survivalist, doomsday prepper, and cult books.

You are my people.

Keep querying me with these stories. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 8

Hey writer friends!

#PitMad was super fun yesterday! Remember, you can still query me (and most other agents!) via the ol' fashioned way... our inboxes!

Here's what I'm looking for this year. ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/01/3… #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 5

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks

And good morning! Way too many fabulous books out today.

Run to your local indie and scoop up a book by @brownbookworm @andthisjustin @ladybookmad @LJSilverman1 @lilliamr @laurampohl @nikkigrey_ or @dianarwallach!

Whew that's a lot of greatness in one day.

Opposite of Always by @andthisjustin is just this brilliant, genre-blend of a book that captured my whole heart.

Definitely one of my favorites of 2019. Yes, I'm saying that in March.

Desperately want to see books taking risks the way this novel did, in my inbox, please. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 4

Where's the YA author writing a rom-com in space? #MSWL

Give me the Nora Ephron quality swoons and smiles from @LaurenEMorrill's books mashed together with the flawless SFF world building from @SanguMandanna and @rhodabee.

It'll be weird. A marketing nightmare. Send it to me.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 1

And in non-fiction, I'm looking for cookbooks, essay collections, and memoir.

@nicole_soojung's memoir wasn't just my favorite memoir last year, it was one of my favorite books period.

@readandbreathe's upcoming book is a great example of "something I wish I worked on."

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 1

I'd love to find some more SFF novels that are fun, moving, diverse, and accessible.

My favorite SFF read last year was by @pengshepherd, and I'm smitten with the works of @KatWithSword @DelilahSDawson and @ChuckWendig.

The City of Brass by @SAChakrabooks is a perfect book.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 1

I'm on the lookout for more diverse and inclusive voices in YA across all genres.

My favorite books last year were by authors like @RantingOwl @justinaireland @theames and @AshWrites.

And I'm DESPERATE to find a sci-fi genre blending masterpiece like @erin_bowman's Contagion.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 1

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 · Mar 1

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 · Feb 27

I want to read an anthology of YA authors talking about their pets.

"I'm not sure the market exists for-"

Look I don't care, someone just collect everyone's stories about their dogs and cats and birbs and send it to me. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 25

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 · Feb 24

I want to read a YA romance novel that carries the same emotional heft as when Patrick sings that acoustic version of Simply the Best to David in their store on Schitt’s Creek. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 15

Yesterday I went to buy plants for around the house, and the florist kept referring to them as babies, wishing them luck, and it was very sweet.

Where's my YA botanist book? Pitch me in March! #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 14

All I want is to discover a book this year with an opening chapter that gets me as pumped as those first chords in Taking Back Sunday's Cute Without the 'E' (Cut From the Team). #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 30

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…