#MSWL - something big, sweeping, ROMANTIC. I love love and I love romantic stories, whether they're romantic comedies or sweeping love stories. I want to see love against the odds stories.
#MSWL - literary MG standalone. I'm still thinking of some of my fav reads of 2020 and a lot of the books my mind can't let go of are MG standalone novels, whether contemporary or not. Think THE LINE TENDER, and if you ever want to talk about that book, I'm here. It's SO GOOD.
#MSWL - YA or MG paranormal: vampires, werewolves, oh my! Particularly interested in paranormal from underrepresented points of view and stories that bring something new to the genre. Related: contemp fantasy a la LEGENDBORN, a 2020 fav, too.
Peter Knapp @petejknappHello, 2021, and hello to writers seeking representation this year. Happy New Year! Here's what I'm looking for...a new year, a new #mswl thread...
#MSWL: twisty, unputdownable YA thrillers, mystery and suspense. Think Tiffany D. Jackson, Courtney Summers, Karen McManus.
Peter Knapp @petejknappI'm four episodes into THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT and loving it so far. I'm counting on this to right the wrongs of the UNDOING ending. pic.twitter.com/mjH20UYSF8
#mswl for 2021 - messy protagonists.
Hello! Just a #MSWL reminder as we look ahead to next year: I'm hungry for MG and YA across all categories, and particularly excited to find MG series/SFF/adventure and YA paranormal, contemporary, and thrillers/mysteries...and anything fun & soapy or spine-tingling & spooky!
You can find my submission instructions at parkfine.com or in the attached picture here. You can learn more about my list and me at petejknapp.com. I hope you will submit, and I look forward to reviewing your work. Good luck to all querying this fall! #mswl
I’m eager to find YA thrillers, mysteries, psychological suspense that are brilliantly plotted. Think the work of Tiffany D. Jackson, Lamar Giles, E. Lockhart’s WE WERE LIARS, Karen McManus, etc. All would love to find original horror like WILDER GIRLS. #mswl
I want both MG and YA paranormal. And while it doesn’t need to be paranormal romance, let’s be real: I love romance. I love love. So if you’re writing a paranormal romance with a sweeping, high stakes story, I’d love to take a look! #mswl
I am eager for paranormal. I started agenting not too long after the paranormal wave had already crested, and I think it’s high time for it to come back, but to be more inclusive. Give me some fresh takes on your favorite paranormal creatures and tropes! #mswl
Peter Knapp @petejknappHeading into fall (my favorite season!), I am excited to find fantastic new books to fall in love with in my submissions pile. Here’s what I’m eager to see… a #mswl thread:
First and foremost: MIDDLE GRADE. I am extremely hungry for a big middle grade series with stellar world building, cool magic, and a strong emotional core. I love my middle grade with lots of heart that works hand-in-hand with the high stakes adventure. #mswl
Peter Knapp @petejknappMy graphic novels are taking up more and more of my very limited shelf space! I just finished STEPPING STONES by Lucy Kinsey and really loved it; in it, Lucy wants to move back to the city--but (being city bound at the moment) I came for farm and stayed for the barn kittens! pic.twitter.com/Bo2gDrwQ3k
Anyhow, graphic novels are high up on my #mswl at the moment! They've been a big source of company during the lockdown.
Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpurwhere is my twisty murder mystery thriller set in an elite Islamic boarding school with a cast of unreliable but lovable characters that showcases the diversity within the Muslim Ummah?????? SEND it to me PLEASE! #MSWL