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Mr. Peter Knapp

New Leaf Literary

110 West 40th Street, Suite 410

New York, NY 10018

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from Mander_Pander
Jul 13, 2016 10:15 am

EQ: 3/29 to Suzie Townsend
Full Request!: 4/5 from Peter :)
Weird, I queried him back in January with this project but he never responded...hmm...
Check In: 6/21 (11 weeks later)
ER: 7/12, apologizing for delayed response

YA Sci-Fi with LGBT elements
from deebza
Jul 05, 2016 9:34 pm

EQ: 2/21
FR: 3/6
Sent: 3/24 (Didn't see his email... yikes)
Nudge: 6/27
R&R: 7/3

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...
Update: Overall, he passed on my MS. He said I had a solid concept, but he was losing steam as he continued reading. I asked him if he was open to a Revise and Resubmit. He said yes, I could submit my full again after substantial edits. Downside: He couldn't give thorough editorial analysis. But, nice enough to give me another shot after edits.
from kyleinhighdef
Jul 05, 2016 9:09 pm

EQ: 4/1
FR: 4/2
Nudge: 6/27
Personal rejection: 7/6

MG Urban Fantasy, 59k
from karakken
Jul 03, 2016 6:47 pm

EQ: 6/6/16
ER: 7/4/16
from mirandaf
Jul 03, 2016 5:59 pm

2/21: EQ
3/6: FR
7/3: Brief but personal rejection with a bit of feedback. Would definitely query him again!
from jaycoleswritesbooks
Jun 23, 2016 10:54 am

I've only had positive experiences with the wonderful, wonderful Pete!!!!! Pete is a ball of energy, and is always open to debut writers querying him their work. For me, he's always responded within weeks with a pass or a manuscript request. Voice is one of the most important things to him. So, if your manuscript isn't voice-y, I'd recommend editing before submitting, but he is great at what he does. Literally one of the best in the business. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Any further questions, writer pals? Reach out on Twitter! (@mrjaycoles)
from mirandaf
Jun 22, 2016 7:32 pm

Massie--I've only heard good things about Pete, but I do know from reading here and following his tumblr that he's really backed up with requested material right now. Plus side is that he 1) confirms receipt of fulls so you're not left wondering if he received your work and 2) welcomes follow up emails at a certain point (I think 10 weeks? I believe it says so in the sub guidelines on his tumblr). From reading here it seems like he responds to those follow ups in a timely manner which is a plus to me, even if it's just to let the writer know he's running behind. I have a full with him from March and probably won't check in for another few weeks given that it seems pretty clear he's just running behind :)
from TPC222
Jun 22, 2016 4:10 pm

Massie, I had the same response when I looked at his stats.
from Massie
Jun 22, 2016 3:11 pm

I notice he's giving away reactions/replies to query letters through June 24th, but what do people know about this guy? His timeline and submission response report look kind of unpleasant. Both read like he tends to stockpile submissions he doesn't really intend to do anything with and just lets them rot.

Any actual experience that might belie that impression?
from Page2407
Jun 12, 2016 11:57 pm

EQ: 06/11/16
PitMAd Request
from hdiangelis
May 31, 2016 1:55 pm

EQ: 4/19/16 (#DVpit request)
ER: 5/30/16
from gowiththeflow
May 19, 2016 3:52 pm

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.

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