Naomi Davis

@NaomisLitPix

Agent with Inklings Literary Agency. She/Her. I giggle uncontrollably at autocorrects and movie bloopers.

Inklings Literary Agency

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 3h

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix

If you have received rejections lately, you absolutely should keep querying. But if this thread made you think "Well there was that one scene..." or "well I did decide to trim that to be like Writer McFamousDude..." GO FIX IT FIRST. Send me something mindblowing. You CAN do this.

And if you read to the end (and don't hate me now), #MSWL Dynamic adult sci fi & fantasy that breaks the mold, vivid settings, powerful stakes, YA #SFF, diversity across race, gender/sexuality, neurodivergence, and mythologies I've never seen before.
Polished per above, please.

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 3h

It's late on Saturday and I'm thinking about sci fi, fantasy and YA fantasy after reading an epic ton of queries this last week. I'm going to kick your butt a bit here, okay? If you don't want that, scroll on. A thread #MSWL
#amwriting #amediting #amquerying #writetip #SFF

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 4d

@wensday95 to me, when we're both reading & discussing manuscripts on the same day:

"Let's just send each other competing paragraphs of women kicking ass allllllllll dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy"

So... that's pretty much our #MSWL.

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Sep 12

Brit E. B. Hvide @bhvide

#mswl SFF about mothers or parent figures whose children aren't dead but are still able to go on adventures.

#MSWL - I definitely want more mothers in adult SFF. Also plz show me a pregnant heroine getting stuff IN ORDER (in an explosive fantasy landscape).

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Sep 12

Above all: bring me new adult fantasy that redefines what readers associate with fantasy, staying away from the typical fantasy creatures/structures like Tolkien-inspired or vamp/shifter/fae. Give me ever-escalating stakes, stunning fantasy visuals, and new points of view. #MSWL

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Sep 12

Now that I have your attention after the Discussion of Cheese: #MSWL! Seeking delicious new adult fantasy, with relationships that melt my heart like a good Camembert cheese. Dialogue that's sharp like Cheddar. Twisty politics that transform the world like melting Halloumi.

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Aug 28

#MSWL - REALLY looking for diverse adult fantasy! Show me worlds inspired by cultures I have not yet explored through fantasy, show me main characters w/ unorthodox fantasy roles who may usually be considered "side" roles, show me older protags & established relationships!

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Aug 27

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix

As always, just my opinions & other agents may feel differently. But if you're struggling to fit your epic fantasy into a book that appeals to traditional publishing, I hope this helps. #amwriting #amediting #amrevising #amquerying #querytip #writetip #askagent #writerslife #SFF

Oh, and if you're wondering: Yes, I DO want epic fantasy #MSWL but DRAMATICALLY different epic fantasy worlds, non-Tolkien-inspired, diverse characters (race,gender/sexuality,neurodivergent) a must. Show me an epic world I've never imagined before, through eyes I've never used.

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Aug 22

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix

Please remember: your project may seem to closely fit a #MSWL, but a wishlist is still subjective & can be interpreted in many ways. The execution of the project is ultimately what triggers an offer of representation!
#querytip #amwriting #amediting #amquerying

Friendly reminder! I know it's upsetting to feel feel rejection was unwarranted cuz it matched MSWL. But ultimately, I'm signing an author, not a concept, so writing must have all the right strengths to make the proj really fit my #MSWL. Wishlist + gorgeous execution = offer rep!

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Aug 22

2/ & show me characters who must navigate these situations using cunning, courage, & wit. Let these characters come from a unique perspective, bringing unique talents & solutions not yet seen in fantasy. Show me the full potential of fantasy cultures & conflicts. #MSWL

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Aug 22

#MSWL - Adult fantasy featuring new & unexpected settings, richly developed worlds, thoroughly explored relationships between different areas of society including race, class, occupation, etc. Give me situations with no easy solution, solutions with consequences... 1/

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