Eric Smith

Literary Agent

P.S. Literary Agency

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

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Early morning #MSWL tweets, as the toddler has been up since 6.

YA that celebrates neurodiversity, from writers who are (can’t stress that enough) neurodivergent.

Fiction and memoir from (stressing again) adoptees, on the adoptee experience.

Say hi! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Annual #MSWL reminder, I’m looking for:

Kid-lit stories that celebrate neurodiversity, from authors who are neurodivergent. MG + YA!

Novels and memoirs about the adoptee experience, written by adoptees.

Is that you? Query me! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks

This book is very good, I should know. ❤️🎶✨🏳️‍🌈 twitter.com/jules_chronicl…

Also please, and I cannot stress this enough, send me your inclusive and diverse fantasy novels. Adult and YA!

I need more in my life. #mswl

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Updated my agenting wishlist. Two specific highlights:

* Novels (includes kid-lit!) and memoirs about the adoptee experience, by adoptees.

* Adult and kid-lit books that celebrate neurodiversity, from authors who are neurodivergent.

Full #MSWL is here! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Hey writers!

During this downtime I’m reading a lot! Here’s my #MSWL!

✨ Genre blending literary fiction! Give me that weird stuff.

🌈 Diverse, inclusive YA! Give me books that reflect the world!

😳 Non-fiction that surprises and delights!

Let’s go! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

It begins. I'm open to queries again at @PSLiterary!

You can check out my #MSWL over on my blog.

Happy New Year, let's make some books. ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/12/2…

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

I open up to queries again at @PSLiterary on Monday, so I've updated my wishlist!

I'd love to see more adult fiction and non-fiction this year. Send me your messy genre-blending stories, niche cookbooks, and complex memoirs.

Details on the blog! ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/12/2… #MSWL

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Some fun specific #MSWL things I'm looking for in YA:

A teen birder.
Teens really into snorkeling and diving.
Kids interning in national parks.
Teens really into rock climbing.

Give me niche, specific stories about passion projects, with all the unique terminology and language.

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

As always, I'm looking for YA across all genres.

I'm especially looking for LGBTQ+ reads and smart horror.

See (and buy!) the collected works of @Kim_Liggett @tomryanauthor and @AdamSilvera for great comps. #MSWL

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips
Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

A YA Ocean’s 8 style heist novel.

Except...

It’s an anthology.

With eight authors each writing one character.

#MSWL

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

*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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

An eternal #MSWL request:

YA novels about adoptees, written by adoptees.

Give me those genuine voices.

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

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