Peter Knapp


Lit agent with @parkandfine .

Brooklyn, NY

Park Literary & Media

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 3d

#amquerying writers: want agent feedback? I’m doing a quick submission feedback giveaway for YA & MG fiction today and tomorrow only, providing short feedback on submissions. Please see and follow guidelines in the link below! #mswl #amwriting…

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 6d

Also on my #mswl always is YA contemporary, including mysteries, thrillers, and contemporary with a touch of magic or a speculative element. I particularly love grounded stories with magic such as THE RAVEN BOYS.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Oct 9

Still high on my #MSWL is (you guessed it!) middle grade. I'd especially love a really sweeping, high-stakes & action-packed fantasy/contemporary fantasy, and/or something with cozy-magic. And I'm always on the hunt for MG contemporary!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Oct 5

Cimone Watson @bachbunny

@petejknapp What does that mean? Books that take place in autumn? Or books that have autmn-esque themes?

Replying to @bachbunny

mostly it means I love this weather -- but definitely autumnal books, witchy books, books that feel either cozy or spooky all are on my #mswl!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Oct 4

This autumnal weather today is definitely on my #mswl please and thank you.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#MSWL - I would love a wilderness story in YA or MG (but especially MG because wilderness stories were so a part of my love of reading at that age).

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

Oh, and very big on my #mswl as I await cooler weather: YA and MG that feels somehow autumnal! Give me book-form crispy leaves and spiced cider (spiked or not), please. I love good, cozy stories.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#mswl - I would love a fresh take on YA paranormal: vampires or werewolves like we've never seen them before, or a sprawling ghost story. Something that feels both grounded and also epic in terms of it scope and stakes.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#mswl - YA thrillers and mysteries. If you comp to ONE OF US IS LYING, MONDAY'S NOT COMING, or SADIE, please -- query me!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

Very high on my #mswl is a YA romcom or a sweeping YA love story!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#MSWL - in middle grade, I am dying for some fun, fresh takes on monsters.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#MSWL - in YA, I'd love something really fun and soapy, maybe with a speculative twist, maybe not.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#MSWL - YA and MG stories with just that touch of magic. This is something that @EBain does so well!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#MSWL - in YA and MG, I love stories about how we're shaped by our families, and how we fit in with them (or not). I always love a good cry-worthy, heartfelt family moment in a book.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

Also on my #MSWL - middle grade where illustrations play a big role, such as THE DOLDRUMS by Nicholas Gannon & THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick, and funny stuff like THE TAPPER TWINS GO TO WAR or DORK DIARIES.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#MSWL - to stay on the MG series plot, other examples of books I've have loved to work on: ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, THE SERPENT'S KISS, NEVERMOOR.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#MSWL - I'd also love a puzzle-y middle grade series a la ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY, MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, or THE BLACKTHORN KEY (one of my favs for its perfect balance of humor and tension).

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#MSWL - In MG, I will say I'd love, love to find a big middle grade series, something with heart & adventure. I'd love a sweeping MG fantasy-adventure, a new take on magical schools, or something high concept, high stakes, and FUN.