Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 2d

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 · 2d

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 · 2d

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 · 2d

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 · 2d

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 · 2d

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)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: Smart middle grade mysteries like THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY or WHEN YOU REACH ME, or with a ghostly bent like Karen Strong's upcoming JUST SOUTH OF HOME. (9/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: A middle grade contemporary series as smart and pitch perfect as Jason Reynold’s Track Team series (6/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

Writers: I am hungry and excited to sign new clients in 2019, so if you're querying a MG or YA, please consider querying me! You can learn how to do so here: parkliterary.com/get-in-touch/ #mswl #askagent #tenqueries #mg #ya