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Mr. Peter Knapp

New Leaf Literary

110 West 40th Street, Suite 410

New York, NY 10018



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Website: newleafliterary.com

Blog: petejknapp.com

Twitter: petejknapp

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from gowiththeflow
Yesterday 3:01 pm


EmilyT, this agent actually specifies his response time as 8-10 weeks and says it's fine to nudge after 10 weeks.
from EmilyT
Yesterday 1:04 pm


@asurprenant It's generally not advised to nudge on fulls until AT LEAST three months, if not five or six (yes, six whole months.) Agents have anywhere from 25-50 fulls at a time to read, on top of client manuscripts and other duties. Less than three months on a full is very common, and not unprofessional at all.
from asurprenant
Yesterday 12:31 pm


@ gowiththeflow, I sent my full over on 2/11, nudged him two weeks ago and got nothing. I find it slightly unprofessional to ignore a nudge from an author you asked for a full from, but I just marked it as CNR at this point.
from GirlsKnowHow
Apr 22, 2016 6:56 am


Suggestion to target Mackenzie instead--on first six
from TheWrite1
Apr 15, 2016 12:48 pm


EQ March 26
ER April 6
from prcbuff
Apr 11, 2016 1:53 am


EQ 1/19
FR 1/27
Nudged w/ offer: 4/4/16 - said would dive in immediately

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 91K
from gowiththeflow
Apr 07, 2016 1:25 pm


Has anyone heard back on a full lately? I sent mine on 2/13 and just want to get a sense of what date Pete is up to reading them.
from Mander_Pander
Apr 05, 2016 1:17 pm


EQ: 3/29 to Suzie Townsend
Full Request!: 4/5 from Peter :)

YA Sci-Fi with LGBT elements
from blanghinrichs
Apr 04, 2016 8:01 am


PitMad pitch liked 4/2 (2 weeks after pitch party!)
EQ Sent: 4/3
from mirandaf
Apr 03, 2016 12:57 am


@sincerelyamelia, their formal policy is that a no from one is a no from all, but I've seen both Suzie and Pete say on their tumblrs that unofficially it's okay to query a different agent if it fits their interests and you've revised the query/pages :)
from scifictionwriter
Apr 02, 2016 4:52 pm


EQ: 2/22
CNR: 3/7

Closing out - 2 weeks old

Update: He contacted me today (3/24) asking to resubmit query because I forgot to include first 5 pages. Super nice!

ER: 4/2
from deebza
Mar 28, 2016 2:29 pm


EQ: 2/21
FR: 3/6
Sent: 3/24 (Didn't see his email... yikes)

YA light Sci-Fi
I participated in the February Feedback Giveaway. He was super nice about the delayed email. A really helpful guy. He said very positive things about the first 5 of my MS. Now we wait...
from munchi5gal
Mar 26, 2016 11:58 pm


Posted this today. Thought his comments were interesting as well as possibly helpful to upcoming queriers: QUERYING: FEBRUARY 2016 FEEDBACK GIVEAWAY ROUND-UP http://petejknapp.com/post/141733356078/querying-february-2016-feedback-giveaway-round-up
from raebateman
Mar 24, 2016 2:00 pm


Pitch Madness 3/11/2016: requested query and 100 pages
Sent: 3/14/2016
Nudged with offer of rep: 3/15/2016
Full request: 3/15/2016
Pass: 3/24/2016

Pete says he's super excited to read and is bumping it to the top of his non-client reading. I'm thrilled! He's been super kind and friendly.

ETA: Pete got back to me today to say he liked my book but it was close to another on his list, and since I already had an offer, he was bowing out. He would be great to work with, though, so definitely query him. He is super kind and not afraid to tell it how it is.
from HannahKarena
Mar 23, 2016 7:13 pm


I sent my query ON 3/1. Wonder if that falls inside his new policy or not...?

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