Eric Smith


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 · 29 Aug 2019

Floating a little wishlist item out to the universe, but I really want to see more kid-lit non-fiction in my inbox.

Young Adult and Middle Grade non-fiction, specifically. #MSWL

I’m so proud of the work @IamGMJohnson and @robin_stevenson are doing, and I’d love to see more.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 19 Aug 2019

Where is my YA historical novel about teens trying to make it in a ska band in the mid-90’s you cowards. #mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 17 Aug 2019

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 · 30 Jul 2019

A YA Ocean’s 8 style heist novel.


It’s an anthology.

With eight authors each writing one character.


Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 23 Jul 2019

A friend of mine told me how the folks at @GOGcom will travel far and wide to save source codes for old games, to make them available via their service and-

Someone send me a novel about a passionate gamer who travels the world to save a game that means something to them. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 18 Jul 2019

*floats this out into the ether*

Hi I want to work on more YA anthologies please. They make me so happy. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 10 Jun 2019

I keep thinking about how badly I want to read more smart, unnerving YA horror.

I don't want gore. I want a story that makes me ask questions that I don't want an answer to. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 4 Jun 2019

An eternal #MSWL request:

YA novels about adoptees, written by adoptees.

Give me those genuine voices.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 27 May 2019

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks

There's always something so fun about genre novels that explore the regular people who live alongside the supernatural. Their frustrations.

IE: Patrick Ness' brilliant The Rest Of Us Just Live Here.

Like, there's a familiar in What We Do In the Shadows who is like 80+ years old, and is still saying "any day now."

Imagine a father figure in a YA novel who is a familiar, and his wildly frustrated family. Does the teen become a slayer?

Anyhow, send this to me someone. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 27 May 2019

I've been watching the TV adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows (it's brilliant), and I'm just obsessed with the world of the familiars, the humans serving the vampires.

I would DEVOUR a vampire novel from the perspective of familiar. Who is maybe tired of waiting? #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 8 May 2019

I almost tweeted "YA rom-con" instead of "YA rom-com" and I officially want to read a YA contemporary novel about two teens planning a heist who OOPS also fall in love. #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!…

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.

Query me! #MSWL