Naomi Davis, Literary Agent

@NaomisLitPix

Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at BookEnds Literary @Bookendslit She/Her. I laugh & love relentlessly. Autism parent. Author-me repped by @4triciaskinner

BookEnds Literary Agency

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Jun 23

#MSWL in all the contemporary YA (or MG) I read, I like to see boys being feminists and practicing healthy relationships and consent. ALWAYS queer-positive. I'd also love to see a #nonfiction proposal talking directly to boys about feminism and consent.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · May 24

I really want an adult ballet contemporary romance or WF. No Swan Lake retellings... I am fatigued on those. LGBTQ+ or neurodiverse welcome and preferred. #MSWL

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Apr 8

I want to expand my nonfiction #MSWL!
- Cookbooks: I'm an adventurous cook. My passion lies in the intersection of cooking&history. I've been cooking w/ Little Teochew Cookbook by Eric Low, & in it I find terms and moments of culture to research while the oven is preheating.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Apr 6

Picture books (fiction or NF) that show neurodiversity, disability, LGBTQ+ family structures, diaspora or immigrant experiences
Adult NF: I'm interested in cookbooks that teach me something new about the world
#mswl

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Apr 6

Adult historical fantasy (show me a location or pivotal moment in history I've never seen in SFF)
Contemporary YA (show me how powerful& combustible teenage relationships are)
Middle grade sci fi, contemporary, or fantasy (I'm pretty wide open; nothing is off the table!) #mswl
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Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Apr 6

I am open to multiple genres right now! #MSWL
Adult sci fi (PLEASE send me a shockingly weird and powerful space opera)
Adult fantasy (twisty world politics and shifting loyalties with magic)
Adult romance (something that walks a WF line - the queerer the better, too)
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Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Feb 14

#MSWL I am working through queries received January 20th. I would love to see more of a few things in my inbox!
• YA contemporary. Bring me an up-to-date Girl: Interrupted! Combustible, all-consuming friendships, high stakes situations, departure-from-everyday-life stories.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Jan 24

Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA

@bookendslit Sigh. No threats, just threads. #EditButtonNeeded

Jumping on this @bookendslit #MSWL pile of awesomeness! I'm still desperate for my contemp YA updated Girl: Interrupted (NOT SFF for this). Mental health, mental health, mental health.
Also seeking MG SFF.
I'd love to see some new adult space opera with #ownvoices elements!

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 22 Oct 2019

I am open to select Middle Grade projects - fantasy and contemporary. I want to see really unique characters from backgrounds less-often explored in MG. I definitely want to see LGBTQ+ protags and families, other unexpected family structures, & mental health conversations. #MSWL

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 11 Oct 2019

#MSWL But I would love adult contemporary romance that challenges the reader to consider race, culture,& religion as characters navigate the relationship. If you think your book will challenge me to look critically at myself and my privileged white perspective, I want to read it.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 11 Oct 2019

#MSWL Looking for adult contemp romance: primarily queer or neurodiverse. I really want to focus on queer and/or autistic relationships and show the broad range of experiences that heterocis/neurotypical creators/characters have tons of page space to show already.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 11 Oct 2019

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix

#MSWL Some of my favorite adult fantasy and sci fi titles:
THE TETHERED MAGE by Melissa Caruso, PLANETFALL by Emma Newman, PRIEST OF BONES by Peter McLean, THE POPPY WAR by R.F. Kuang, and STORY OF YOUR LIFE/ARRIVAL by Ted Chiang.

#MSWL as you can see by the above list, I love sharp twisty politics, bizarre aliens and worlds, unreliable narrators, vicious political/criminal entities, tightly-woven character narratives that shock me in the end, and frightening, unique manifestations of magic.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 11 Oct 2019

#MSWL Some of my favorite adult fantasy and sci fi titles:
THE TETHERED MAGE by Melissa Caruso, PLANETFALL by Emma Newman, PRIEST OF BONES by Peter McLean, THE POPPY WAR by R.F. Kuang, and STORY OF YOUR LIFE/ARRIVAL by Ted Chiang.