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Mr. Eric Smith

P.S. Literary Agency

2010 Winston Park Drive, 2nd Floor

Oakville, ON L6H 5R7

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Twitter: ericsmithrocks

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E-Mail: Yes

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from IlanaMiraL
May 19, 2022 3:43 pm

Lovely and friendly personalised rejection apologising for the delay and saying he doesn't handle thrillers but it's the kind of thing he'd like to read in his reading life.
from writervfp
May 18, 2022 4:28 pm

27/march- QUERY SENT
17/may- Nudged saying another agent at P.S had liked my tweet during a pitch event, just doing my due diligence (since they are a no from one is a no from all agency)
18/may- Replied congratulating me and letting me know to go ahead and query the other agent, very polite and kind!

contemporary fantasy, 78K, MSWL
from Rajani
May 16, 2022 5:02 am

Mr Smith put out this tweet today, on 15 May 2022:
Hey writer friends! Still catching up on queries post-COVID. About 500 in my to-be-read folder. Thanks for being patient, and don’t be afraid to nudge.
To a question about 'a date for which queries are still tbr', this is what he replied: Like 4/7? Few days before I traveled.
from ijsparks01
May 10, 2022 3:34 pm

EQ: 3/15/22
CNR: 5/10/22
YA Fantasy 90k
from colbywilkens
Apr 22, 2022 3:42 pm

EQ: 4/22

82k Rom Com
from sophiakate
Apr 22, 2022 11:50 am

email query 3/3/22
CNR 4/22
84k adult fantasy
The auto email says 4-6 weeks with no response = rejection.
from BritMoss
Apr 03, 2022 11:33 am

FQ: 3/07/2022
CNR: 4/03/2022

YA Contemporary 76k
from jimjomjamie
Apr 02, 2022 3:42 pm

Email Query 4/1/22 YA paranormal rom-com
Personalized rejection 4/2/24 - my book has a trigger that's tough for him, but he was super kind and encouraging and it made my day
from ElleDesamours
Mar 31, 2022 7:10 am

Query submitted 2/15/22
He said on Twitter that he is all caught up on queries. A few people commented about not getting a response and he told them they are welcome to nudge if they think they were missed. I'm choosing to go ahead and CNR. Don't think my book is a good fit for his current MSWL. :) 3/30/22
YA Spec 80k
from abshuck
Mar 28, 2022 9:58 am

March 2022 - very kind interaction. There was an element of my upper-YA novel that is on this agent's "can't-read" list, but he wished me the best of luck.
from MKRandolph
Mar 28, 2022 8:50 am

Email Query: 1/10
Short, pleasant rejection after nudge: 3/28

SF 87,000
from EwoksOverPorgs
Mar 25, 2022 12:13 pm

Adult Fantasy (LGBT + BIPOC + #ownvoices) 117K
Queried 3/25/22
from hannahlamarre
Mar 25, 2022 12:04 pm

YA paranormal, 99k
Queried 1/25/21
Nudged 4/23/21
Full req 4/29/21

Queried on 1/25/21, didn't hear anything so assumed he had passed. But then he tweeted about it being ok to nudge him if we hadn't received a concrete response, so I sent a nudge email, confirming that he'd seen my query and asking, if so, why he had passed. A week later, he requested the full manuscript?! NO idea what happened there, if he genuinely missed my query the first time or if he reconsidered upon the nudge, but fingers crossed either way!! Just goes to show that sometimes a nudge DOES make a difference, I guess, although I'm always so anxious about nudging when agents haven't explicitly said it's ok, like Eric did.
from colbywilkens
Mar 09, 2022 3:40 pm

EQ Sent: 2/10/2022

YA Horror 80k

Withdrew to revise and resubmit
from Shadow23
Mar 08, 2022 4:51 pm

For those who nudged, I know you all used the agency email, but what did you say? "I saw on QueryTracker that you encourage nudges after X weeks, so I am just checking in. Thank you." ?

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