Naomi Davis, (closed To Queries) (she/they)

Literary Agent

BookEnds Literary Agency

Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner

Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips

Wonderful query dos and don'ts from Jessica and James at BookEnds! We had a lot of questions about this during #askagent yesterday, and this might help many of you who are wondering why you're not getting the request rate you'd like.
youtu.be/3V7EASOY-co

Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips

Steffi is Querying @clumsiesteffi

@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit At what point should an author shelve a project and move on?
Replying to @clumsiesteffi

Such a tough decision. I'd say give it every shot. It only takes one yes. But write the next one while you're waiting for that yes, in case it doesn't come. #askagent

Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips

LJ Thomas 🏹 @ljthomasbooks

@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit Sorry I'm a little late, but if you have time to answer:

What percentage of query packages in your inbox would you say are strong, but you reject for fit/market/etc reasons?
Replying to @ljthomasbooks

Here are my recent stats. Of the rejections, probably less tan 5% were ones I was on the fence about, but my reasons for NOT being on the fence can have to do with fit/market/etc. I couldn't gauge a percentage; varies month to month. #askagent

Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips

Jayson @realityjaysonj

@NaomisLitPix, if I submit a manuscript and it is rejected, is it acceptable to reply back and ask "What would have made you say 'yes'?" or is that considered unprofessional?
Replying to @realityjaysonj

Please don't. If we have feedback to offer, we will offer it. I always provide feedback on fulls I request. If I pass on the Q, giving more feedback could do you more harm than good, since it is on such a small sample. #askagent

Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips

Mark Budman @budman_mark

#askagent

When I published a magazine, I had different tiers of rejections. They all were forms, but some were more encouraging than the others. What seems to me that agents send the same encouraging form rejection to everyone (except than it's an acceptance, naturally). True?
Replying to @budman_mark

Depends on the agent. I would love to give more feedback, but A: that can do more harm than good on only a small sample of the manuscript, in which a perceived problem may not be representative of the rest of the book, and B: I don't have time with 1000s of Qs per year. #askagent