Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 8h

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 · Jul 16

#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!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jun 18

Hello Tuesday, and hello writers. I am hungry for more young adult and super hungry for middle grade submissions, too! If you're querying either, please consider sending your work way. Thank you! #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

In MG & YA: I ❤️ stories that feel a little off-kilter. Something is up in the town/neighborhood & it may be otherworldly...or is it? That kind of thing #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

Side note: I love big-hearted middle grade, regardless of genre. I love kids who are both brave and vulnerable; stories about finding your place of belonging, and learning whose opinions matter to you--and whose do not. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

I'd also like a MG realistic/contemporary series. Something like Jason Reynold's TRACK series. I'd also be super excited to find brilliant literary standalone in MG. Something like WHEN YOU REACH ME or THE THING ABOUT LUCK. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

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 · Apr 21

For MG and YA, I love books that explore family dynamics. I can go both ways here: books exploring family problems, or books where the family acts as something of refuge from the main conflict. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

Hello! I remain excited to sign up new MG & YA authors in 2019! I love anything from quiet middle grade standalones to high concept YA series, and everything in-between, so if you're querying MG or YA, please consider sending my way! A thread with some specific #mswl items...

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Mar 14

#mswl - a sweeping middle grade series with heart and humor! Related, but more specifically: a middle grade series with puzzle-y elements. And, always, middle grade with magic, especially cozy magic!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Feb 22

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

Here are just SOME of the things on my #mswl in 2019 (but I of course often fall in love with the thing I didn't know I was looking for)... (1/13)

If you're querying MG or YA, here is a good sense of my #mswl for 2019! But of course one of the best feelings is falling in love with the story I didn't know I needed, so please consider submitting to me even if you're not sure if it's on my wish list!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

whoops, thread broken! # 10: Big middle grade series, such as ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, THE CANDYMAKERS, MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, etc! #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: I'm often looking for the thing I didn't realize I wanted, so please, if you have a new MG or YA you're querying, try me! I'd love the opportunity to consider your work. I aim to reply to all queries within 10 weeks of receiving them. (12/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: anything with a "cool" factor. I love big, cinematic stories or stories that have huge emotional range: books with high emotional intensity and those sentences that slam into the reader and take their breath away. (11/13)