Eric Smith

Eric Smith – Editor

Eric Smith 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 Short Story 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 8 reviews





Kelly V.

Kelly V.

Feb, 2023

Good feedback from an established voice in the industry.
Katherine L.

Katherine L.

Jan, 2023

Fantastic editorial help with query letter. So nice and he went above and beyond!
J. J.

J. J.

Nov, 2022

Thank you!
Rachael Q.

Rachael Q.

Sep, 2022

Eric gave thorough and insightful feedback that made the query letter for my YA novel sparkle. If your writing needs to be polished, look no further, this is the best editing out there.
Marc L.

Marc L.

Aug, 2022

Eric was a big help in reviewing my query letter. He suggested some changes that made it better and offered it all at a very reasonable price. Thanks again Eric!