Naomi Davis, Literary Agent

@NaomisLitPix

Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at BookEnds Literary Agency @Bookendslit She/Her. I giggle uncontrollably at autocorrects & movie bloopers. Autism parent.

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Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Oct 22

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 · Oct 11

#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 · Oct 11

#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 · Oct 11

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 · Oct 11

#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.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Oct 11

#MSWL I am always eager to find new adult fantasy and sci fi projects, but I am extremely selective. Looking for sci fi that changes my entire perception of possibility in the universe. Looking for fantasy that breaks the mold & embraces new magical structures/systems.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Oct 11

#MSWL On the picture book side, I am looking for stories that deal with different levels of ability, and stories with LGBTQ+ families. Also some hilarious and unexpected wordplay like THE WONKY DONKEY.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Oct 11

#MSWL Would also really love to see more picture book and YA contemporary stories written by Native American/First Nations, Metis, or Inuit creators. Authors or author/illustrators welcome.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Oct 11

#MSWL In YA contemporary, I think some authors think "I went through something that was wild and powerful but I was a strange/uncool kid so probably no one else experienced something similar."
Not true! Write that! Wring every drop out of it! Put it on the page and query me.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Oct 11

#MSWL queer elements in YA contemporary always a bonus for me, because I am absolutely queer too. Show me teen friendships that influence us for life. Show me connections that fracture in devastating ways.
I am closing to YA Fantasy & Sci Fi. List is full on those for the moment.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Oct 11

Updating my #MSWL!
I desperately want YA contemporary. Powerful female friendships fraught w/tension & drama. An updated YA Girl: Interrupted. Show me how a peer catastrophe in high school truly feels like the end of the world. Validate those moments & their impact.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Sep 12

Very interested in #nonfiction books for teens about dealing with mental health issues like anxiety. But with snark and relatable teenage language, the kind that makes teens feel confident in their own perspective and feels less delivered-by-adults. #MSWL

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Sep 8

I'm only open to picture books that fit my #MSWL - right now, I want heartwarming pbs that address special needs, LGBTQ+ families, or diaspora experiences.
Also, funny word-play books like THE WONKY DONKEY.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Aug 9

Still really really looking for an updated YA GIRL: INTERRUPTED type story! Powerful, combustible friendships between teen girls, and stories that talk about the weird, emotionally-fraught ups and downs of teen friendships. #MSWL

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Jul 19

Also really wanting a YA contemporary story that shows teens in juvenile detention or trying to navigate teen life while on probation. #MSWL