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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

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E-Mail: Yes

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from gowiththeflow
May 19, 2016 3:52 pm


Update:
EQ: 2/8
FR: 2/13
Nudge: 5/2
On 5/3 he responded to let me know he's a bit behind but will definitely get to my book, though probably not until at least the end of the month. Anyone who's waiting, just hang in there! He hasn't forgotten about us, he's just quite busy. He's been very nice in all my communications with him.
ER: 5/19. Damn.
YA Fantasy 91k
from huggsngiggles
May 10, 2016 1:42 pm


Awesome kmgilbert! Good luck! :)
from kmgilbert10
May 10, 2016 12:49 pm


EQ March 30
FR April 2
from maugjacq
May 04, 2016 10:39 pm


Thank you for your submission, which I have carefully reviewed but must decline. Due to the volume of submission I receive, I am unable to respond to queries individually.
I hope you will not be discouraged by this reply, as it’s a truly subjective business and agents’ tastes vary as widely with all readers. I wish you the best of luck in your continued search for representation.
With warm regards,
Pete Knapp
New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.

Although this is a form letter, at least Knapp has the decency to answer. Many do not.
from Corsair
May 03, 2016 5:12 pm


EQ 4/4/16
R 5/3/16
100K dark historical fantasy

"Thank you for your submission, which I have carefully reviewed but must decline. Due to the volume of submission I receive, I am unable to respond to queries individually.
I hope you will not be discouraged by this reply, as it’s a truly subjective business and agents’ tastes vary as widely with all readers. I wish you the best of luck in your continued search for representation."
from gowiththeflow
May 02, 2016 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
May 02, 2016 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
May 02, 2016 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 :)

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