Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 6d

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 · Apr 21

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 · Apr 21

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

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

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

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

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

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

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

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

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 @petejknapp · Feb 25

Monday #mswl thoughts: I would love to find an epic YA paranormal series or a sweeping, action-packed, high concept YA sci-fi series (but not necessarily set in space).

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Feb 22

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)

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 @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: I'm often looking for the thing I didn't realize I wanted, so please, if you have a new MG or YA you're querying, try me! I'd love the opportunity to consider your work. I aim to reply to all queries within 10 weeks of receiving them. (12/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: anything with a "cool" factor. I love big, cinematic stories or stories that have huge emotional range: books with high emotional intensity and those sentences that slam into the reader and take their breath away. (11/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: YA Paranormal: I want a big vampire or werewolf book or paranormal series that feels new and different and unlike what we've seen before. And YA SFF unlike anything we've seen before. (5/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: YA thrillers and twisty tales: think ALLEGEDLY, ONE OF US IS LYING, THE DARKEST CORNERS, ALL OF THIS IS TRUE, WE WERE LIARS, etc. (4/13)

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: parkliterary.com/get-in-touch/ #mswl #askagent #tenqueries #mg #ya