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Moved back to Park Literary Group from with New Leaf Literary.

Mr. Peter Knapp

The Park Literary Group

270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1504

New York, NY 10012

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Twitter: petejknapp

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from Reach4It
Aug 25, 2016 7:34 pm

Adding my stats a little late:
EQ: 7/11/16
Re-EQ: 8/13/16 due to agency change (August feedback giveaway promotion)
I expect the promised feedback will slow his response time. He said allow up to 10 wks.
YA Contemp
from Reach4It
Aug 25, 2016 6:25 pm

@alisondowns - That's great to hear! Good luck!
from jessicacapelle
Aug 24, 2016 10:47 pm

@jhunny- he was at Park before New Leaf- he just went back
from alisondowns
Aug 24, 2016 3:10 pm

Thanks, Reach4It! I actually emailed him about something else and he responded and asked me to send him my full manuscript again... so excited that he'll still consider it even though it's not YA or MG!
from jhunny
Aug 24, 2016 8:19 am

Wasn't he with another agency prior to joining New Leaf and now back with Park Literary? I am sorry, but an agent who jumps from job to job is someone quite skeptical in my book. Crossing this one out.
from Reach4It
Aug 18, 2016 8:58 pm

alisondowns, you could ask him. Pete answers questions at his website, under the "Ask a ?" link. You can post anonymously if you wish. He answered one of mine after just a couple days, but he sometimes waits and answers a big batch 3 to 4 weeks apart. I'm sorry this happened to you.
from alisondowns
Aug 17, 2016 11:20 am

UGH. So if I'm waiting for a response on a full that ISN'T YA/MG, I should just close it out?
That's so upsetting...a full is such a victory. I wonder if he passed his fulls on to someone else in the agency?
from mauramilan
Aug 16, 2016 1:28 pm

08/16/16: EQ

YA Science Fiction
from ksmccann
Aug 15, 2016 8:06 pm

EQ: 4/18/16
FR: 5/27/2016

Resent full request per instructions at new website 8/10/16 (11 weeks after original submission) and received the following reply 8/15/16:

Thank you for resending your manuscript and for your patience in awaiting my reply—I continue to look forward to reviewing your work. I am hoping to catch up on all full manuscripts requested while I was at New Leaf before to the end of the summer and look forward to being in touch.

Thanks, and warm regards,
from julief
Aug 15, 2016 5:49 pm

Like others:
EQ 6/21 as part of the Adult fic feedback week
CNR (unless I hear different later) 8/10
I'm changing to a ER. He sent an email out offering feedback still if submitted during the adult feedback though he obviously would not be requesting more. I replied that I would like feedback (uncertainty over my query letter). He responded with a detailed look at the strengths of my chapter and the weaknesses of it and my query. I greatly appreciate it.

ER 8/15
from Massie
Aug 13, 2016 4:55 pm

Two writers in my circle got full requests from this guy. He never responded to them further, not even after follow up. Now he's run off to another agency and truncated his genres. That's just rude.

Between that and how long it takes him to get to requests on his timeline, this one has bad vibes. I don't care how many times he runs this little query feedback game.
from lmtuss
Aug 12, 2016 9:49 am

Peter tweeted that is proving feedback for queries submitted today and tomorrow.
from qwertyman
Aug 10, 2016 2:17 pm

EQ: 6/21. Closed as CNR, as Peter no longer considers adult fiction (only MG and YA).
from CherylW
Aug 10, 2016 11:08 am

"Dear author,

I have recently started at Park Literary & Media after a wonderful year with New Leaf Literary. I am thrilled to continue to work with my incredibly talented clients at PLM, and excited to add new authors of MG and YA fiction to my list.

You are receiving this email because you queried me while I was at New Leaf, and unfortunately I was unable to review your query before leaving the agency. Your query will be reviewed by another agent at New Leaf; I also would love the chance to review your work, so please do consider sending a new query to me at my new home. To re-query me at Park Literary, please follow the instructions below:

Your query can be sent to
Please DO NOT reply to this email.
In a new email, please put Query and my name, as well as the category and genre of your book. For example: "Query - Pete Knapp - YA Fantasy" or "Query - Pete Knapp - MG Historical"
In the body of the email, please paste your query letter as well as the first three chapters of your work.
We cannot open any attachments, so please make sure all materials are in the body of your email.
I reply to all queries within 8 weeks of receiving them. If I haven't replied to your query within the 8 week window, I have not yet had a chance to review it. If you haven't received my reply after 8 weeks, please follow-up to ensure I received your query.
Thank you for the chance to consider your writing!

Best wishes,
from daisywilbur
Aug 10, 2016 10:32 am

He's moved to Park Literary (as per his blog). If you submitted to him at New Leaf (either a query or material) and haven't heard back from him yet, there are instructions on resubmitting:

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