Peter Knapp

@petejknapp

Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm!

Brooklyn, NY

Park Literary & Media

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 15

#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 · Apr 15

#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 · Apr 15

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 · Jan 31

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!

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Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

I'd also love a serious MG fantasy series...something dark, dangerous, and with a large canvas and great world-building. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 9 Dec 2019

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

#amquerying writers, I'm going to dedicate time over the holidays to read submissions, so now is a great time to query!

I'm eager to find more middle grade, from contemporary standalones & illustrated MG to sweeping adventure & fantasy series. I'd love more YA contemp & grounded YA fantasy or "twist of magic" stories, too. And YA paranormal (I'm here for your vampires & werewolves) #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 9 Oct 2019

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 · 24 Sep 2019

#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.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 17 Sep 2019

#MSWL - Middle Grade! I'd love to find more: contemporary, fantasy, adventure, series, standalone, you name it!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 23 Jul 2019

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

#MSWL -- I'm still on the hunt for middle grade, and would particularly love a fun middle grade series with action, adventure, and perhaps some magic or a dash (or heaping cupful) of the paranormal!

Continuing to put this out in the universe: my hope is to find a big MG series in the next few months: MG fantasy, adventure, paranormal, scifi, etc...something exciting & brimful of imagination and heart, with characters who are at once brave and vulnerable. #MSWL

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 21 Apr 2019

I'm also searching for a MG series: something big & fun! It could be set in our world or a secondary world fantasy. I'd love it to be fun & perhaps funny. Ideally it has a high concept, but most important to me is that it has that page-turning quality & irresistible voice. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 2 Jan 2019

#mswl 2019: YA Paranormal: I want a big vampire or werewolf book or paranormal series that feels new and different and unlike what we've seen before. And YA SFF unlike anything we've seen before. (5/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 20 Apr 2018

#tenqueries takeaways: 1) I'm getting a lot of YA fantasy, but I still like it. 2) though these particular thrillers weren't right for me, I'm interested in character driven adult and YA suspense/thrillers and would be eager to find a big, irresistible one. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 12 Sep 2017

#MSWL - standout YA fantasy. I'm looking for jaw-dropping, cool world building and a new, exciting hook. petejknapp.com/post/155645279…

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 12 Sep 2017

#MSWL - I want grounded fantasy a la SCORPIO RACES and THE DISAPPEARANCES by @EBain

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 7 Jun 2017

#MSWL -- I still like to draw imagined cities & maps and always love fantasy that has cool, fresh & fully-realized worlds & magic systems.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 9 Apr 2017

#MSWL - #ownvoices YA & MG fantasy and science fiction that combine a killer concept with a ton of heart.