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#1 mammaMia


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

Hey, guys! It feels like I haven't been on this forum forever. Anyway, agent Peter Knapp from Park Literary is having a query feedback giveaway from March 4-6.


Here's what it says on his blog:



Any middle grade or young adult query sent between 5pm EST on Monday, March 4th and 5pm EST on Wednesday, March 6th that both follows our agency's submission guidelines AND includes the phrase "Feedback Giveaway" in the subject will receive a short, personal reply. For those projects I decline, I will state the honest reason I chose to reject the query. This may be something like, "I'm not interested in this genre," or, "It had me until your character did..." or, perhaps, something quite in-depth, depending on the reason. If it's a genre I'm interested in and it still didn't capture my attention, I will try to include some constructive feedback that will help you to improve your query.

This is only open to new submissions-- meaning if I've already received your query, you can not resubmit it for this giveaway.

Note that the query response time is still the standard 1-4 weeks (though sometimes I'm faster than that). 

I look forward reading about your book!

**To send a query, go to the "Contact Us" page on parkliterary.com or click the "Submit" tab above and follow the instructions. It is important to include my first and last name in the subject line of the email.** 



Click here for the original blog post!

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#2 Deborah Markus

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

Thank you so much for posting this, mammaMia. I *just* queried him, but this is the kind of opportunity it's great to hear about.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

Thanks a lot for posting this, mammaMia! I think I'll give it a try :)

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

Thanks Mia! I'll revise my ole query and send it in. Hope you're doing well!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

This has spurred me into drafting a query for my YA, just because I would love real agent feedback on it! So awesome of you to post this!! 

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