Peter Knapp

@petejknapp

Lit agent with @parkandfine .

Brooklyn, NY

Park Literary & Media

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 28 Apr 2014

Q8: MG humor. Bathroom humor. Just not my thing.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 28 Apr 2014

Q7: MG humor. Told from POV of much younger protagonist. Perhaps better for chapter book series. Short for MG, long for chapter book series.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 28 Apr 2014

Q6: MG paranormal. Told from POV of dog. Love Charlotte's Web, but I'll be surprised if I fall in love w/ a MG sub told from an animal's POV

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 28 Apr 2014

Q5: MG historical: Really want to find a literary MG hist, but this isn't it: too much of concept crammed into beginning with awk dialogue.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 28 Apr 2014

Q4: YA historical. YA historical coming-of-age without a compelling hook is a difficult sell. Just wasn't grabbed.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 28 Apr 2014

Q3: YA Realistic. Coming-of-age story with no clear central premise, so needs strong voice, but the beginning is all telling.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 28 Apr 2014

Q2: YA Contemp. Cute if familiar premise, but beginning is weighted down with too much directionless interiority. The story fails to begin.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 28 Apr 2014

Q1: Historical YA. The pitch isn't gripping, with too much narrative framing ("In the 2nd half...") & back-story. No concise or clear hook.