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

#amquerying writers: if you have questions, I have a place to ask them (anonymously or not!) -- here: petejknapp.tumblr.com/ask #askagent

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

Anon asked: How to crack the code on a query that will get an agent to read your work? A: petejknapp.com/post/177837757… #askagent

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

Anon asked: Regarding the query letter - what should this ideally contain? Is there any structure to be followed? A: petejknapp.com/post/177837702… #askagent

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

Anonymous asked: Take us through that special day when you've read a query and first chapter that you loved. How soon do you request the full? What does an I-LOVE-IT freakout look like for you? petejknapp.com/post/171746810… #askagent

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

Anonymous asked: Have you ever had to fight for a book that you really wanted to represent? Like another agent had put in an offer first and you had to scramble to show the author how much you loved their book and why you should be their agent? tumblr.com/blog/petejknapp #askagent

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

I'm answering questions on my website right now! You can read the questions & answers here: petejknapp.com. And if you have a question, you can always submit here: petejknapp.com/ask #askagent #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
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!
242 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

Anon asked about reading a deal announcement & feeling like their MS concept might've been stolen: tmblr.co/Z1DsEu2O4uqpB #askagent

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

Querying a YA or MG? I'm giving short, honest feedback to submissions this week. Details here: petejknapp.com/post/158931430… #amquerying #askagent

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

Writers! I have a place to ask your publishing questions (anonymously, if desired) here: petejknapp.com/ask #askagent

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

Writers! Want agent feedback? I'm replying to MG & YA queries this week only! Details here: tmblr.co/Z1DsEu2G8cXo4 #askagent

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

Reminder: you can ask publishing questions on my website! (Please don't pitch your book there, though.) petejknapp.com/ask #askagent

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

Anon asked: I accepted an extremely high-stress level job & have since been unable to write...Any advice? tmblr.co/Z1DsEu2FUWtPN #askagent

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

Anon asked: how can one improve a pitch if the form rejections received don't say what needs work? tmblr.co/Z1DsEu2FHA6sC #askagent

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

Anon asked: I have 3 MSs & have sent 240 queries, all ultimately rejections. Am I wasting my time? tmblr.co/Z1DsEu2FH8Pe2 #askagent

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

Anon asked: Is "Rise of the Guardians meets HARRIET THE SPY" a bad comp? tmblr.co/Z1DsEu2FH3LsP #askagent

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

I did a feedback giveaway in August for MG & YA subs. Here's what I saw: tmblr.co/Z1DsEu2DxA3v4 #mswl #askagent #amquerying

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

Anon asked: Now that you're back at Park Literary, will you continue to respond to all queries? #askagent

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

Anon asked: Any advice for pitching to an agent at a conference? tmblr.co/Z1DsEu2Dgps5E #askagent

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

Anon asked: If we have several agents who have offered rep & we pick one, how do we tell the others no? tmblr.co/Z1DsEu2Dgq1nR #askagent