Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips
Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

Happy #MSWL day! I am going to tweet some hopes and dreams for my inbox, but the headline is: YA & MG! If you're querying YA & MG fiction, I'd be thrilled to receive your submission. @ParkandFine's submissions guidelines are here: parkfine.com/get-in-touch/

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

Always on my #mswl - stories about figuring out how family informs identity -- the good and the bad. This is something I love about THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA by @JuliaDrake__ (out 10/1!): it so artfully explores the tension between family & individual identity.

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

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

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

Querying middle grade writers! Want agent feedback? I'm doing a submission feedback giveaway. Send your query + sample to me per the linked instructions and get a short personalized reply with my top-level thoughts. Find instructions + details here: petejknapp.com/news/middle-gr… #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

#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
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips
Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

As always, I’m looking for the thing I didn’t know I was looking for -- so please, try me! I want to fall in love with a submission & find new stories to edit & prepare for submission this spring & summer! Find @ParkandFine's sub guidelines here: parkfine.com/get-in-touch/

#mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

And, yes, I am among those agents looking for paranormal! This can be set in our world & hidden from us non-vampires (so I claim), or it can be in a world where paranormal things are an accepted part of the world. I'm so excited for Renée Ahdieh's THE BEAUTIFUL! #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

I loved SADIE too because I love a good mystery, where you read on because you have to figure out not just what is GOING to happen but also what already DID happen. #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

Stories told in epistolary or otherwise unique formats: through emails, testimonies, scripts, texts, podcast transcripts, etc. SADIE is a great example that I loved. My client's forthcoming LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA also does this. #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

I’d also LOVE a cool, cinematic spec novel or contained sci-fi. Something catchy, like “TITANIC but in a newly opened underwater resort” or FAST & FURIOUS meets I don’t know what... Basically, I love when the concept has a *wow* factor. #mswl

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
269 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

When I say "I love love," I don't only mean romantic. I want stories about the love between friends and families, too. About the realities & limits of love. Love gone right & love gone wrong. Love that feels eternal & love that feels finite. Love beginning & love ending. #mswl