Peter Knapp

@petejknapp

Lit agent with @parkandfine .

Brooklyn, NY

Park Literary & Media

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

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

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

I also love speculative, especially for MG & would love to find something for fans of the AMULET series or something like THE WITCH BOY. And a recent fav was FAKE BLOOD. #mswl

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 · Jan 7

I'm also dying for more fun & high concept middle grade series, like THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL, NEVERMOOR, ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY, MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, etc. And as in YA, in MG: monsters. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

In middle grade, I really read quite widely. I'm particularly eager to find ambitious, emotional middle grade reads. Some favs include THE THING ABOUT LUCK; THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH; HELLO UNIVERSE; the upcoming FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

Among the many things I’m excited for in 2020? Working with new clients! One of the best parts of my job is the magic of falling in love with a writer’s story for the 1st time & in 2020 I'm looking to discover works across a wide range of MG & YA genres. A 2020 #MSWL thread...

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 · 13 Oct 2019

#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

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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 - 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 · 24 Sep 2019

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 · 24 Sep 2019

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

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

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

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

#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 · 24 Sep 2019

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 · 24 Sep 2019

#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 · 24 Sep 2019

#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 · 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.