Peter Knapp

Literary Agent

Park & Fine Literary and Media

Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

You can find my submission instructions at parkfine.com or in the attached picture here. You can learn more about my list and me at petejknapp.com. I hope you will submit, and I look forward to reviewing your work. Good luck to all querying this fall! #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

I’m eager to find YA thrillers, mysteries, psychological suspense that are brilliantly plotted. Think the work of Tiffany D. Jackson, Lamar Giles, E. Lockhart’s WE WERE LIARS, Karen McManus, etc. All would love to find original horror like WILDER GIRLS. #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

I’d love some love stories across genres: rom-coms, sweeping love stories, romantic fantasies, paranormal romance, etc. #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

I want both MG and YA paranormal. And while it doesn’t need to be paranormal romance, let’s be real: I love romance. I love love. So if you’re writing a paranormal romance with a sweeping, high stakes story, I’d love to take a look! #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

I am eager for paranormal. I started agenting not too long after the paranormal wave had already crested, and I think it’s high time for it to come back, but to be more inclusive. Give me some fresh takes on your favorite paranormal creatures and tropes! #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

In addition to commercial MG series, I’m eager for strong middle grade contemporaries with singular voices and that pull no punches. #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

Heading into fall (my favorite season!), I am excited to find fantastic new books to fall in love with in my submissions pile. Here’s what I’m eager to see… a #mswl thread:

First and foremost: MIDDLE GRADE. I am extremely hungry for a big middle grade series with stellar world building, cool magic, and a strong emotional core. I love my middle grade with lots of heart that works hand-in-hand with the high stakes adventure. #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

#MSWL - books where the setting & premise are woven together. A rambling hotel or estate (I'm looking at you, @EBain!), a small town with secrets, a cruise ship, a sprawling library, a museum (would love a MIXED UP FILES or a NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM type book) etc.

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

#MSWL - middle grade exploring crushes, loves, and heartbreak. My heart was pretty much constantly being broken in 6th grade. Let’s talk about it.

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips
Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

#MSWL - vampires, werewolves, oh my! I’d love some great paranormal, something sweeping and wonderful, or something exploring the every day angst of being a teenager. I’m ready for it!

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

#MSWL - Anything that feels high concept and cinematic in YA, whether it’s sci-fi, fantasy, or contemporary with a speculative twist. Stories with big “what if” premises.

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

#MSWL - Smart, commercial YA thrillers & mysteries! Think Tiffany Jackson, Karen McManus, E. Lockhart. Also, YA horror! I’d love something like MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, with a good speculative twist.

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

#MSWL - middle grade or YA graphic novel series, whether contemporary, contemporary with a twist of magic, or fantasy. Especially would love to find a great contemporary series with a great concept.

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

Hello! I'm looking to find some great projects while I'm home with lots (and lots) of reading time. Here's a quick #MSWL rundown: a thread.

#MSWL - MIDDLE GRADE. Any and all middle grade! I am hungry for it: standalone contemporary, sweeping fantasy series, sci-fi, horror, you name it. I’d love something high concept, like CITY OF EMBER, NEVERMOOR, ARU SHAH & THE END OF TIME, etc.

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

Closing out the day & week with a #mswl: I love middle grade adventure series (whether paranormal, sci-fi, or fantasy) with lots of heart & humor. If that's what you're querying, I'd love to see your project!

Sub instructions here: parkfine.com/get-in-touch/

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

In short: I want to collaborate with clients who are ambitious storytellers with strong visions for their careers...who have something they want to say, and something they want to build. And I want to help them do it. Let's go, 2020! #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

And there's much more I'm looking for, including the thing I don't yet realize I'm looking for, so try me with your MG and YA queries, please! I can't wait to read them! #mswl