Eric Smith

@ericsmithrocks

Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Next, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress, Jan '20) and BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .

Philadelphia, PA

P.S. Literary Agency

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 11 Apr 2019

Every time I type “bbs” instead of “babies” I’m reminded how badly I want an early 90’s YA novel with a teen running a bulletin board system (BBS) on their computer.

“Who is the audience for dawn of the Internet niche YA-“

Shush! Gimme. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 9 Apr 2019

Up late playing Far Cry so this is your annual reminder that I want some novels about cults in my inbox.

Send me that disturbing stuff. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 1 Apr 2019

Ryan Ramkelawan @ryanramkelawan

Have you ever accepted a query of an MS that wasn't in your wishlist or do you always preferred MS within your Wishlist only? #askLitAOC

Definitely. Agents use #MSWL for our specific requests and wishes (ie: I'm dying for a survivalist, plague-filled YA but... I want other stuff too), and always welcome surprises that are still within our interests. #askLitAOC

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 · 24 Mar 2019

I’ve been watching WRECKED lately, and I sure would love to read a survivalist novel that’s funny. Does that exist? Query me. #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 · 12 Mar 2019

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 · 12 Mar 2019

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 · 9 Mar 2019

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 · 8 Mar 2019

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 · 5 Mar 2019

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 · 4 Mar 2019

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 · 1 Mar 2019

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 · 1 Mar 2019

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 · 1 Mar 2019

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.