T.S. Ferguson @TeeEssI would love to find a teen girl super spy/action adventure. Something that can be pitched as Kim Possible meets Kingsman. Or in the vein of Kiki Strike (which I haven’t read, admittedly). #MSWL
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Peter Knapp @petejknappI am always on the look out for a smart, funny YA rom-com, with heart and preferably some type of strong hook. Also just an incisive love story a la THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR. I love love! #mswl
Side note: THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR is one of my favs because it has so much heart, but also such a wide canvas. It's structurally ambitious with its interstitial chapters. It takes on a huge topic but is also ridiculously intimate in its portrait of two families. LOVE. #mswl
I am always on the look out for a smart, funny YA rom-com, with heart and preferably some type of strong hook. Also just an incisive love story a la THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR. I love love! #mswl
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
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 @petejknappWriters #querying middle grade manuscripts: I'm doing a feedback giveaway this week! Send your manuscript following the guidelines at the below link and I'll reply with short, personalized feedback (or else request the full!). #mswl #amquerying
#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 @petejknappHere 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 @petejknappWriters: 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