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 · Apr 19

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 · Mar 12

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 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

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

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 · 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…

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 · 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 · 20 Apr 2018

After finishing the @netflix reboot of @lostinspacetv, all I want is a good family drama... that just happens to be in space. #MSWL

Send me your accessible sci-fi, please!

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 · 16 Jan 2018

I really want to see a YA sci-fi horror novel in my @PSLiterary query box.

Like, @Kim_Liggett meets @bethrevis?

YA Event Horizon? That comp is old because I’m old. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 2 Jan 2018

And when it comes to YA, I love just about everything.

But I'm really eager to find more diverse SFF novels and LGBTQ+ stories... books that make marginalized teens feel SEEN, not just in the now, but in far flung futures and lushly imagined fantasy worlds. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 2 Jan 2018

I also really want to find more accessible, devour-able sci-fi and fantasy novels.

Some of my favorites include @KatWithSword @fran_wilde and @ChuckWendig.

@SChakrabs wrote my favorite SFF novel of 2017. #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

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 8 Feb 2017

And PLEASE send me your LGBTQ+ YA. All genres, but would love some SFF.

I adore books by @robin_talley @AdamSilvera @beckyalbertalli. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 8 Feb 2017

Very hungry for voice-driven sci-fi and fantasy.

If you write prose that can punch me in the face like @ChuckWendig's can, email me. #MSWL