Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: Sweet, smart YA contemporary love stories: think TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, WHAT IF IT’S US, SIMON VS., EVERYTHING LEADS TO YOU, etc. (3/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

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)

#mswl 2019: Smart, hold-no-punches YA contemporary. One of my favorite titles of 2018 was SADIE by Courtney Summers so if you’ve written something like that, yes please! Other favorite recent contemporary YA: Nina LaCour’s WE ARE OKAY, Angie Thomas’s THE HATE U GIVE. (2/13)

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: #mswl #askagent #tenqueries #mg #ya

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 20 Nov 2018

Just a reminder that if you've written something you're comping to SADIE and are now querying it, PLEASE SEND IT TO ME!!! #mswl #PLEASE

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 20 Apr 2018

#tenqueries takeaways: 1) I'm getting a lot of YA fantasy, but I still like it. 2) though these particular thrillers weren't right for me, I'm interested in character driven adult and YA suspense/thrillers and would be eager to find a big, irresistible one. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 17 Apr 2018

Some #tenqueries takeaways: I LOVE secrets. I want all of your secretive characters *and* all of the skeletons in their closets. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 20 Feb 2018

I know I'm not going out on a limb here by saying how much I loved HELLO, UNIVERSE, but I read it this weekend and good heavens I loved it! If you are querying a MG like this, please send it my way. This book was amazing, and my heart belongs to Gulliver. #MSWL

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Jan 2018

Very high on my #MSWL for 2018: queer fiction. Are you writing a book in the vein of WE ARE OKAY by Nina LaCour? Might you compare your work to that of Adam Silvera? Please send it to me! And I want more queer MG, especially...for present me, for past me.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 19 Dec 2017

High on my #MSWL for 2018: high concept MIDDLE GRADE! If you've written anything like THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, THE CANDYMAKERS, NEVERMOOR, THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, etc. then please query me!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 20 Sep 2017

Middle grade writers: I'm HUNGRY for your MSs. I want quiet, literary stories, action-packed adventures & everything in-between. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 12 Sep 2017

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