Eric Smith, an adjunct professor at Arcadia University, focuses on young adult novels and genre-bending fiction literature in his work as a literary agent for P.S. Literary, writes Rachel Kramer Bussel for Forbes.
In the four years he has been working as an agent, Smith has represented titles that include New York Times bestselling essay collection “I’m Telling the Truth But I’m Lying“ by Bassey Ikpi and several young adult novels by Samira Ahmed, among many others.
Smith is an author himself, and has already published several novels, including “The Geek’s Guide to Dating,” “The Girl and the Grove,” and “Don’t Read the Comments.”
He sees his writing experience as an advantage for his clients.
“As someone who also writes and has gone through the publishing motions a few times, I know what authors should expect during the process,” said Smith.
And for authors hoping to see their works published, he emphasized the importance of following the submission rules of the agency and addressing individual agent with their queries.
“Take your time,” he said.
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