Peter Knapp


Lit agent with @parkandfine .

Brooklyn, NY

Park Literary & Media

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 5 May 2018

#tenqueries 8: MG Historical Fantasy: This query intrigued me because of its historical setting and its brave, outgoing protagonist. I found myself curious about what she might get into, and loved her immediately apparent compassion. Request.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 20 Apr 2018

#tenqueries 6: YA Dark Fantasy. The concept of this story feels fresh and enticing, which can help it stand out in a pretty crowded YA fantasy market. I’m interested in taking a closer look at the manuscript. Request.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 17 Apr 2018

#tenqueries 7: YA Social Thriller. This story hints at a bit of drama, a bit of mystery, and a bit of danger within its pages. I also found the voice to be smart and accessible, with quick pacing. I’m interested to see what secrets are here. Request.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 10 Apr 2018

#tenqueries 8: MG Contemporary. This pitch feels adventurous as it pushes boundaries to ensnare the reader in young love, secrets, and life in a small town. The first pages are good, and I’m intrigued enough to want to read more. Request.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 26 Mar 2018

#tenqueries 7:  Spooky MG. While this isn’t an exact genre per se, I do love a good Halloween adventure, and I quite liked the voice in the attached pages, so I’m looking forward to spending some time with these characters. Request!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 9 Mar 2018

#tenqueries 8: MG Contemporary Fantasy. Filled with intriguing mythology, adventure, and magic, this story is exactly the kind of MG I’m looking for. Request.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 5 Mar 2018

#tenqueries 9: MG Magical Realism. I like the strong theme of friendship present in this pitch, as well as the unique setting and foreshadowed relatable interactions between school peers. I'm certainly curious about this one. Request.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 28 Feb 2018

#tenqueries 5: YA Contemporary. There's some thriller, some mystery, and some secrets in this pitch. I worry the main plot is a little familiar, but there is something compelling in the edgy voice in the first pages. Request.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 30 Jan 2018

#tenqueries 1: YA Contemporary. This query is well-written and engaging, and more than anything, makes me curious to see how everything is going to play out. Request. (An auspicious start!)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 29 Jan 2018

#tenqueries 5: MG Contemporary. A character-driven pitch about bullying, secrets, friendship, and acceptance. Intriguing sample pages with immediate emotional hook. If the writing holds up, I could see this being wonderfully thought-provoking. REQUEST! #tenqueries

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 16 Jan 2018

#tenqueries 9: MG Magical Realism / the query is incredibly enticing, with fantastic characters and a plot that I’m dying to dive into. Then...the sample pages! The pages are immediately tense, with a story in motion and some great descriptions. Request!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 3 Nov 2015

Q10: MG adventure. Request! Fun, funny, has heart AND a graveyard. Yes plz! #tenqueries

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 3 Nov 2015

Q4: YA historical fantasy. Request! Cool premise, cool magic, and I want to know about the narrator and world after sample! #tenqueries

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 7 Feb 2015

Q7, attempt #2: Holy, this voice. It's good. Interested!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 7 Feb 2015

Q3: MG horror. A spooky adventure with a touch of comedy? Yes. And opening made me laugh. Flagged for a closer look. #tenqueries #askagent

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 2 Jul 2014

10: Bittersweet contemp MG with a magical twist? Yes! A bit too much going on in opening, but want to read more. #tenqueries

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 2 Jul 2014

8: Humorous MG. Character is compelling but not sure what the stakes are -- emotional or otherwise -- yet. Will request partial. #tenqueries

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 2 Jul 2014

5: MG hist. fantasy. Love concept. Opening is fast-paced, smart. Protag immediately compelling (and twisty!). Will read more. #tenqueries

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 29 May 2014

Q7: Request. Strong YA contemporary with great dialogue and compelling MC. Some small issues in opening but want to read more! #tenqueries