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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 adr900
Oct 12, 2016 6:44 pm

EQ 8/13/16 (as part of feedback giveaway)
ER 10/13/16
" I must admit that for whatever reason I am not generally drawn to YA that deals with the faerie world, and so the premise here didn’t personally excite me, but other agents will certainly feel differently."
Hey, I can work with that. At least it wasn't, "your writing is terrible."
YA historical fantasy
from ShannaHughes
Oct 12, 2016 4:25 pm

10/6 EQ with first three chapters.

Requested during #DVpit. 67K YA contemporary.
from aliceinw
Sep 09, 2016 3:37 pm

Extremely warm, encouraging rejection after reading partial
from jhunny
Sep 09, 2016 12:34 pm

Wasn't he with another agency prior to joining New Leaf and now back with Park Literary?
from klarson315
Sep 07, 2016 1:29 pm

EQ: 8/10/16
FR: 8/18/16
Offer of Rep notification: 8/25/16
Very kind, complimentary step aside: 9/7/16
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 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.

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