Contact

Have a question? I can be reached via email at ericsmithrocks@gmail.com and on Twitter at @ericsmithrocks. Say hi! I'm nice!

Please don't query me your book at my personal email though. If you have a question about the query process, sure, that's fine. But actual queries should go to the P.S. Literary agency. Details on that can be found here.

34 responses to “Contact”

  1. Joseph says:

    I was wondering if you used to write for UWISHUNU?

  2. John says:

    Hello Mr Smith,

    I am currently reading your book "The geek's guide to dating" and I think it is an amazing book so for, I hope you make more books like this one and to be honest i can relate to the main idea of the book.

    --> John

  3. I'm pretty sure you will like my manuscript. I can't seem to find an email to query outside of the only available on P.S. Literary. Please please please love it!!! LOL! It's Sci-Fi and young adult with a minor love story. Tons of my friends are obsessed with it and want a hard copy but alas, that's why I need an agent. Heh. Oh, I would totally query the email on the site but not sure if it would get to you.

    • eric says:

      Hey Brittany! Thanks for thinking of me for your manuscript! You can use that general query email on the P.S. Literary website. I see every email that comes through there, and so does the rest of the agency. Thanks!

      • I figured it out and sent last night. Now is my wait. I have a good feeling about it. I hope anyways. Haha. Thank you!

      • I've pretty much given up hope on having my book published via getting a literary agent and going forth from there. A local publisher has wanted my books since I first emailed them but they charge. Everywhere I've read says don't do that. Do you have any advice?

        • eric says:

          Finding the right agent can take a while. If you've only been queuing these past two months (your first comment was in July), I wouldn't throw in the towel just yet. It can take some time.

          As for that publisher, no legit publisher will charge you to publisher your book. Unless it's a self publishing platform.

  4. Sarah says:

    Hi! I was wondering if it was in your personal policy to respond to all queries, or just respond to the ones you are interested in. And if you do respond to all, may I resend if it's been past eight weeks?

    • eric says:

      Hey there Sarah! The agency responds to every single query, whether or not we accept it. If it's a no, there's a form email that goes out. We're a bit behind as of this posting, so I'd just wait a lil' while longer. Thanks!

  5. Sarah says:

    Oh, yay! I was afraid it might have gotten lost... But thank you for letting me know, I appreciate it!

  6. Jess says:

    Eric,
    I queried you about two months ago, but in the meantime I attended a query workshop that blew my mind. I'm now cringing over the thought of my old one sitting in your inbox. Normally, I wouldn't ask to do this, but I think my ms might be a good fit with your current wish list (if you're still into new adult with a fantasy bent and some awkward romance thrown in). Would it be totally gauche to re-query you at PS Literary?

  7. Ah I see. Okay. I've been querying for a year in October. A few No's but mostly no responses.
    Thank you for answering. 🙂

  8. Nick Doyle says:

    Hi Eric! I just wanted to check in before sending a submission/query. Are the guidelines provided on P.S. Literary all I would need to follow if I were to send you an e-mail entailing a novel idea? And also, do you personally have any other preferences as to how or what I should send in? Just want to make sure I do it right! Thanks, I appreciate it!

  9. Vedika says:

    Hi Sir,
    I am a huge fan. I love your work.
    I was wondering if I could get my hands on of the copies of 'Inked'.

  10. Corbin Maxwell says:

    Mr. Smith,

    I emailed your gmail.com account. I hope that's okay and not violating some personal or agency rule. I feel more comfortable dealing directly with you at this point.

  11. Corbin Maxwell says:

    I went ahead and sent an email to the agency also. So I'm excited to hear from you and to discuss working together.

  12. Nick Doyle says:

    Ok, I think I'm ready to send in my submission. I send it to "query@psliterary.com" right? Thank you!

  13. Nicole Daniels says:

    Hi Mr Smith,

    I follow you on twitter and really enjoy your posts. I was wondering if your book, "Inked" is available in paperback and where I can order it. I haven't been able to find it on Amazon or Book Depository. Thanks so much and see you on twitter!

    Nicole

    • eric says:

      Nicole! Thanks so much! 🙂

      It's not in paperback just yet. It's a digital exclusive, and if it does well enough, there's the chance Bloomsbury might put it to print. But I'm not quite sure if or when that'll happen. Sorry!

  14. Nicole Daniels says:

    Thanks so much, I'll pick it up in digital and I'm sure we'll see it in print soon!

  15. Lisa says:

    Hello! Does a no from one agent mean a no from the agency as a whole? The website says no simultaneous submissions but it also says no response means no from the agency. Do all the agents see all the queries? Thank you!

  16. Alexis says:

    Hello, Eric!
    I just submitted a query to you. I'm very excited for you to read it, because you seem very relatable and well-rounded.
    That was creepy....
    (But it wasn't supposed to be)
    🙂

  17. Spring says:

    Good day, Mr. Smith!
    I am preparing my query letter for PS literary agency, but they are closed until the 4th of January. I was wondering if submitting a query letter on the 4th of January will be taking long to review due to the big amount of queries sent? What might be the average reviewing time?
    Thank you so much for your help! 🙂

  18. Spring says:

    Merry yesterday's Christmas!!

  19. Spring says:

    Good day, Mr. Smith!
    Merry yesterday's Christmas!
    I am preparing my query letter for PS literary agency, but they are closed until the 4th of January. I was wondering if submitting a query letter on the 4th of January will be taking long to review due to the big amount of queries sent? What might be the average reviewing time?
    Thank you so much for your help! 🙂

    • eric says:

      I'll get to it eventually, send away.

      As for average reviewing time, I tend to read queries that come in right away. If I'm interested, I generally email back pretty quick.

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  21. Tara Day says:

    Hi Eric! I hope you are having a great day! I had a curious question for you - more an invitation, really. And I know you're a busy guy, so I'll try not to take too much of your time.

    I'm part of a review blog called One Book Two Reviews. My name on there is Kat Mandu and I specialize in read-alongs. Read-alongs are pretty much like book club, where we get as many people as we can and read, review, and discuss a book series. A lot of them are rereads, but some are occasionally fresh reads.

    In July, we are doing Harry Potter. Since it's such an inspiring series, we wanted to make it kind of a big shindig. All of our reviewers are participating and we're having guest bloggers join along as well. We'll be discussing our favorite books, characters, movies, and generally fangirling (and fanboying).

    What I'd like to ask you is if you'd consider doing a special guest review (or reviews). I know you're a fan of Harry Potter - you can even pick which book you'd like to do! You can talk about whatever you'd like, what it means to you, what you enjoy most about it, etc., especially if it inspired you to write books (Or in your case, want to represent them). The only thing we require as you write the review is that you please tell us what Hogwarts house you'd belong to 🙂

    If you say yes, we'll be posting on the One Book Two site, tagging your name, as well as links to Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. We'll include a short biography, links to the books we've read and reviewed of yours, and your home site if you'd like! I personally would be honored if you could join us, considering you're an inspiring agent (and yet not even mine haha). I know that agents are editors, liaisons, and marketers - but most of all they're readers and I'd love to get an agent's perspective on a Harry Potter book.

    I wanted to email you early on so that if you wanted to send a review ahead of time or if you just wanted some time to prepare. We'll be starting the read-along on July fifth. If you'd like more information, the site can be found here:www.onebooktwo.wordpress.com And of course, I know you're busy, so if you're unable to do a review, that's perfectly fine as well. I just wanted to invite you just in case!

    Please feel free to email me here at taraday1019@gmail.com, anytime. Thanks again and have a wonderful evening!

    Tara Day/ "Kat Mandu Reviews"

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