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Online: Literary Agent Eric Smith

March 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Agent Eric Smith Willamette Writers

Looking for Representation in All The Right Places with Agent & Young Adult Author Eric Smith

Researching agents and finding the perfect fit can feel a little daunting. It’s almost like looking for a job, when the reality is you’re trying to find someone who will work for YOU. Who will be on your team, advocating for you and your work. But how do you know who the perfect fit will be? How do you find agents, when not all of them use social media or have personal websites? In this talk, literary agent and Young Adult author Eric Smith will break down the basics of research, and dig into the most common (and unusual!) ways to find literary agents. The truth is, agents want you to reach out. Here’s how to find them.

We are proud to welcome agent Eric Smith to our Southern and Eugene Chapters on March 8th at 6:30PM.

Agent Eric Smith lookiung down smiling by green wall

Photo by Kim Scholl

About Agent Eric Smith

Eric Smith is a literary agent and Young Adult author from Elizabeth, New Jersey.

As an agent with P.S. Literary, he’s worked on New York Times bestselling and award-winning books. His recent novels include the YALSA Best Books for Young Readers selection Don’t Read the Comments (Inkyard Press, 2020), You Can Go Your Own Way (Inkyard Press, 2021), and the anthology Battle of the Bands (Candlewick, 2021), co-edited with award-winning author Lauren Gibaldi.

His next book, Jagged Little Pill: The Novel, written with Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, and Glen Ballard, will be published with Abrams in April 2022. It’s an adaptation of the Grammy and Tony award winning musical.

His other books include the IndieBound bestseller The Geek’s Guide to Dating (Quirk), the Inked duology (Bloomsbury), and The Girl and the Grove (Flux). His writing has sold into eight languages.

A lifelong lover of writing and books, he holds a Bachelor of Arts from Kean University in English, and a Master’s in English from Arcadia University, where he currently mentors MFA students. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son, and enjoys video games, pop punk, and crying over every movie.

How to join us

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About your chapter

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there to talk about querying with Agent Eric Smith!


March 8, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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