Agent Roundtable: Eric Smith & Ilana Masad

On April 12th Paragraph hosted a Roundtable with Eric Smith of P.S. Literary and one of his clients, Paragraph member Ilana Masad.

R to L: Ilana Masad, Eric Smith, & resident photograph Kirsten Major

R to L: Ilana Masad, Eric Smith, & resident photograph Kirsten Major

Paragraph members discuss publishing

Paragraph members discuss publishing

llana Masad and Eric Smith discuss publishing

llana Masad and Eric Smith discuss publishing

Crowd in Paragraph cafe

Crowd in Paragraph cafe

 

Eric Smith is an author, blogger, and literary agent living in Philadelphia. He's currently as associate literary agent with P.S. Literary, mostly focusing on sci-fi, fantasy, literary fiction, and YA of all genres, though he likes just about everything. When he isn't working on books by other people, he sometimes writes about books, and occasionally, tries to write his own.

He can be found writing for Book Riot, Paste Magazine, and Barnes & Noble's YA blog, as well as running the hyperlocal geek blog Geekadelphia. As an author, his debut humor book, The Geek's Guide to Dating, came out with Quirk Books in 2013. His YA series, INKED, published with Bloomsbury's digital imprint, Bloomsbury Spark, in 2015.

His anthology, Welcome Home, will be out in the Fall of 2017 with Jolly Fish Press.

You can find him online at ericsmithrocks.com and on Twitter at @ericsmithrocks.

P.S. Literary is an agency based in Canada, representing a diverse range of authors. You can learn more about the kinds of authors they work with and the books they've had published, over on their official website. Meet the agents too, over at www.psliterary.com

Ilana Masad is represented by Eric Smith after a hilarious little encounter that we may or may not share with you (it's embarrassing. For Ilana. Not for Eric). She is an Israeli-American writer of fiction and non-fiction. Her work can be found at The New Yorker, Printer's Row, McSweeney's, Hobart, Joyland Magazine, Hypertext Magazine, Read It Forward, Dame, Electric Literature, and more. She is the founder and host of The Other Stories, a podcast for new, emerging, and struggling writers.