Eric Smith

Eric Smith – Editor

Eric is a literary agent and Young Adult author who has worked on award-winning and New York Times bestselling books.


Hi Reedsy!

With over a decade of experience in publishing under my belt, from working at a publishing house to my career as an agent to writing actual books, I'm a full time book person. Other hobbies would be great, but words are my jam.

I would love to help you edit or craft your book proposal, polish up that query letter, or dig into a novel you need an extra set of eyes on. I specialize in Young Adult fiction, genre-blending adult fiction, and non-fiction across the board, having worked on memoirs, cookbooks, essay collections, and more.

Please note, if you're planning to query me, it's best you not hire me on here. That blurs some complicated lines.

So, let's get to work!
Biographies & Memoirs
Chick Lit Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Middle Grade Romantic Comedy Young Adult
English (US)

Work experience

P.S. Literary

Apr, 2015 — Present

Literary agent at P.S. Literary, representing a wide array of categories and genres. Responsible for editing and polishing client manuscripts, helping authors find those books the perfect home, and managing their relationships with their respective publishers. A list of select projects are below.

Arcadia University

Sep, 2015 — Present

Currently a mentor in Arcadia University's wonderful low residency MFA program, where I work with a bundle of brilliant young writers.

Eric has 16 reviews





Eli P.

Eli P.

May, 2024

Thank you so much for all the help, feedback and coaching. Really appreciate our collaboration and learned a lot! Warmly, Eli
Dolapo A.

Dolapo A.

Apr, 2024

Excellent experience working with Eric. Hoping to collaborate with him even more. Thanks Eric!
Eric S.
Ah thank you!
Raymond C.

Raymond C.

Apr, 2024

I will have to say hands down one of the best reviews I have had. He is someone who is willing to go the extra mile to assist you in having the best product. I am truly fortunate to have encountered such a great individual.
Celia S.

Celia S.

Apr, 2024

I can't even say enough about how much Eric has helped me. His feedback is encouraging and inspiring even as he suggests ways to improve. I especially appreciate his point of view, since I know he's a great agent as well as editor. I'm amazed at how fast he can turn work around; he's generous with his time and work. Thanks, Eric!
Eric S.
Thank you Celia! :-)
larry C.

larry C.

Sep, 2023

Eric is a great editor! I highly recommend him!!
Eric S.
Had a wonderful time reading Larry’s project! Hoping it finds its way to shelves soon. :-)

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