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 · 2d

*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 · Jun 10

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 · Jun 4

An eternal #MSWL request:

YA novels about adoptees, written by adoptees.

Give me those genuine voices.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · May 8

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 · 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 · Apr 11

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 · Apr 1

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 · Mar 12

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 · 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'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 · Feb 27

I want to read an anthology of YA authors talking about their pets.

"I'm not sure the market exists for-"

Look I don't care, someone just collect everyone's stories about their dogs and cats and birbs and send it to me. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 25

Pst. This Friday I open up to queries at @PSLiterary again.

I really want to find more genre-blending literary fiction, diverse + inclusive YA, quirky non-fiction, and lots more.

The full #MSWL is here! bit.ly/2GG1M7r

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 24

I want to read a YA romance novel that carries the same emotional heft as when Patrick sings that acoustic version of Simply the Best to David in their store on Schitt’s Creek. #MSWL