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 · 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 · 2 Dec 2018

Goodness do jukebox musicals bring me so much joy.

Where's my YA novel about one? Teen decides to put on a jukebox musical to get the attention of estranged rockstar parent? Hijinx and music ensue.

Written in the voice of @SarahNSmetana? Thanks. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 29 Oct 2018

60 Second Docs @60SecDocs

Humans weren't meant to fly, but @Crooked_Feather has other ideas. pic.twitter.com/Vh7CncMGq1

Send me the YA novel about a robotics-loving teen who makes wings on Etsy... and she accidentally makes a set that can fly.

Hijinks ensue. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 26 Oct 2018

Had a great chat today while recording the podcast, about the lack of POC in YA novels centered around astrology.

I really love those books (ie: Summer of Supernovas), and would love to see that.

I'm closed for queries, but if you're writing a story like this, pitch me. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 30 Sep 2018

Reading @AshWrites’ new book, and remembering @WriteinBK’s talk yesterday at the festival, I’m reminded how badly I want to read more YA friendship books.

If you’re writing one, query me next year when I’m open again. ❀️ #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 · 3 Jul 2018

I want a YA novel about teens in the mid-90's running B.B.S. systems on their home computers, and getting into various hijinx over modems.

Where are you, my geeky writer? #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 11 May 2018

Are there any YA novels about birders?

I would LOVE to read a YA contemporary novel about a teen birder. Anyone out there writing one? Query me. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 16 Apr 2018

I'm not saying I have a brand, but @TheAdamSass' debut is the second book I'm pitching around that I'm comping to Last Seen Leaving by @MikalebRoehrig. The first was @tomryanauthor's (out next year!).

So. Hi yes, send me your inclusive YA thrillers. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 14 Apr 2018

Watching @UnRealLifetime with @BeautyBritches and thinking about how bad I want to read a book like this.

Like The Last One (goodreads.com/book/show/2724…), but maybe YA. #mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 25 Mar 2018

I would love to read a YA novel set in the 90's about a teen in a ska band.

I would totally pick it up pick it up pick it up-

I'm sorry.

But really I want to read that. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 15 Feb 2018

I think about this scene in The Royal Tenenbaums ALL THE TIME.

I'd so love to read a YA novel from the perspective of a Margot. Adopted teen in a wealthy dysfunctional family. Yes please. #MSWL

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 · 9 Jan 2018

Oh my goodness do I want a YA Titanfall-esque book. Teen pilot bonds with his giant mech... where is it?

Someone get me a book that reminds me of watching Exosquad as a kid, stat. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 8 Jan 2018

Today is the day!

I'm open for queries again at @PSLiterary! Looking for YA, non-fiction (especially essays and memoir!), literary fiction, and more.

Details of my wishlist, here! bit.ly/2DS63il #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