Peter Knapp

@petejknapp

Lit agent with @parkandfine .

Brooklyn, NY

Park Literary & Media

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

And there's much more I'm looking for, including the thing I don't yet realize I'm looking for, so try me with your MG and YA queries, please! I can't wait to read them! #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

I'm also dying for more fun & high concept middle grade series, like THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL, NEVERMOOR, ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY, MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, etc. And as in YA, in MG: monsters. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

YA contemporary will ALWAYS be a go-to for me. I particularly love stories that deal with heartache but lead hope-first, where the optimism always bleeds through. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

I'd love to find a YA paranormal (romance or not) that feels fresh and has epic external stakes & high internal drama (and I remain partial in particular to vampires and werewolves). I love monsters of all stripes & would love something like Rick Yancey's MONSTRUMOLOGIST. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

In YA I'd love to find a thriller; something that is a compulsive page-turner & smart exploration of the ways we form meaning & identity during our teen years (which includes, surely, some number of secrets!) & how we examine & challenge the ideas & beliefs we've inherited. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

Among the many things I’m excited for in 2020? Working with new clients! One of the best parts of my job is the magic of falling in love with a writer’s story for the 1st time & in 2020 I'm looking to discover works across a wide range of MG & YA genres. A 2020 #MSWL thread...

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 9 Dec 2019

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

#amquerying writers, I'm going to dedicate time over the holidays to read submissions, so now is a great time to query!

I'm eager to find more middle grade, from contemporary standalones & illustrated MG to sweeping adventure & fantasy series. I'd love more YA contemp & grounded YA fantasy or "twist of magic" stories, too. And YA paranormal (I'm here for your vampires & werewolves) #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 13 Oct 2019

#amquerying writers: want agent feedback? I’m doing a quick submission feedback giveaway for YA & MG fiction today and tomorrow only, providing short feedback on submissions. Please see and follow guidelines in the link below! #mswl #amwriting

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Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 10 Oct 2019

Also on my #mswl always is YA contemporary, including mysteries, thrillers, and contemporary with a touch of magic or a speculative element. I particularly love grounded stories with magic such as THE RAVEN BOYS.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL - I would love a wilderness story in YA or MG (but especially MG because wilderness stories were so a part of my love of reading at that age).

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

Oh, and very big on my #mswl as I await cooler weather: YA and MG that feels somehow autumnal! Give me book-form crispy leaves and spiced cider (spiked or not), please. I love good, cozy stories.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

#mswl - I would love a fresh take on YA paranormal: vampires or werewolves like we've never seen them before, or a sprawling ghost story. Something that feels both grounded and also epic in terms of it scope and stakes.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

#mswl - YA thrillers and mysteries. If you comp to ONE OF US IS LYING, MONDAY'S NOT COMING, or SADIE, please -- query me!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

Very high on my #mswl is a YA romcom or a sweeping YA love story!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL - in YA, I'd love something really fun and soapy, maybe with a speculative twist, maybe not.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL - YA and MG stories with just that touch of magic. This is something that @EBain does so well!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL - in YA and MG, I love stories about how we're shaped by our families, and how we fit in with them (or not). I always love a good cry-worthy, heartfelt family moment in a book.