Naomi Davis

Literary Agent

BookEnds Literary Agency

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

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips
Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips
Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips
Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

mary maeve mcgeorge @marymaevemcg

@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit what are your thoughts on non-standard formatted submissions? along the lines of rupi kaur or sally rooney.
Replying to @marymaevemcg

I am always eager to see authors try new things. Writing is an art. But also a communication tool. I find sometimes it's harder for an author to gauge if unique formats truly convey what they are trying to communicate outside their own head. Seek lots of feedback 1st! #askagent

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

Ashley Mespelt @AshleyMespelt

@NaomisLitPix @jmcgowanbks @bookendslit Which is better? A quick rejection, one that’s taken a few weeks, or is it all the same? #askanagent
Replying to @AshleyMespelt

No way to tell within those parameters. Agents are at different levels of backed up/caught up, and read at different speeds, and prioritize things in different ways according to ever-changing demands of our other projects. #askagent

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

N. H. @hemrajaniwrites

Is it okay to requery agents if I’ve changed the MC’s age, significantly changed the word count (for the better), and decently changed the first chapter and query letter?

#askagent
Replying to @hemrajaniwrites

Each agent will have a different answer to this. I prefer a revision with an eye toward the full manuscript before resub. Always tell me in the query if it is a resub after revision so I don't accidentally reject it as a duplicate. #askagent

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

Naomi French @NaomiFrench16

@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit #askagent If you submit a MS that is turned down, then overhaul said MS so it reads totally differently, is it okay to resubmit? Or is the first version a good indication that the agent isn't looking for your style/genre etc? Thank you!
Replying to @NaomiFrench16

Each agent will have a different response to this. For me, I don't mind seeing again, but it needs to be a significant overhaul and plz mention it's a resub after revision. Some authors just requery us over and over w/same and I'd hate to wrongly assume that. #askagent

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

Cristina Raymer @craymer328

If I wrote the pb I'm querying as part of a series, should I mention that? Or is it better to have multiple different pb manuscripts completed before querying in case an agent asks for other work samples? #askagent
Replying to @craymer328

It's good to mention it AND it is good to have a few different ones completed. We often want to see several PBs not only to see your consistency, but to gauge if there is a stronger book to lead with into submission. #askagent

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips
Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

Leslie Wibberley @feismom

@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit #asksgent How would you describe an adult contemporary romance with a speculative element of it’s only a tiny part of the story?
Replying to @feismom

You could certainly say adult contemporary romance with a speculative element, or a speculative bent, depending on how much that element influences the story. (Hi, Leslie!) #askagent

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips
Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

Debra Lynn Shelton πŸ“šπŸŽΌπŸŒˆπŸŒŠ IG: dlsheltonwrites @debralynnlazar

@NaomisLitPix @AgentJessicaA @bookendslit It's nice to know you recognize the name. 😊
Replying to @debralynnlazar

Query Manager also shows us if you've queried us before. So I can easily say, huh, that name is familiar. And click to see what I liked or didn't like on that previous sub, and look to see what's different this time. #askagent

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

Bradley Gosselin @BradleyGosseli1

@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit My question: do you prefer a stand alone novel from a new author or would you like a series, knowing you’ll have several titles to work with an author to grow with? (Say for SFF) #askagent
Replying to @BradleyGosseli1

Either is fine for me, and pubs often have a different vision than I do (they want a duology where I see a trilogy, or a trilogy where I see standalone). Good to tell me in the Q how you envision it, and if I offer, let's have a convo about that potential direction. #askagent

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

NaNoWriMoranth @nevertherose

If I'm getting a lot of "this isn't quite right for my list" rejections, does that mean my query is fine and I just haven't found the right person, or is that a nice way to say it actually needs work? #askagent
Replying to @nevertherose

It can honestly be either. Or "my list is full in this area." Or "This is too similar to something on my list." Or "I liked this but I need to LOVE it." Or "I don't have a clear vision of how to resolve the issues I see&naming them could do more harm than good." #askagent

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

Maya Darjani is fake NaNoing at 13K @DarjaniMaya

@NaomisLitPix @vanessaepeay @bookendslit What happens if you have two manuscripts out and you get an offer on one (that's not ideal, but sometimes there's a bit of overlap before shelving an ms...) #askagent
Replying to @DarjaniMaya

First, know how your offering agent(s) feels about whether you should have them as your sole rep or whether you should have diff rep for diff genres. You can alert agents of other projects that you have an offer on one, espec if that agent reps both genres. #askagent

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips
Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

Chad & Dad Richardson @ChadandDadRich

@NaomisLitPix @nicolebeawrites How many at a time? Six to eight? More? Less? #askagent
Replying to @ChadandDadRich

Every agent will have a different opinion on this. Make a spreadsheet of all the agents who are a good fit for it. Are there 20? 40? Choose a percentage & query them, but not all at once, because if you get feedback and want to change something, you can b4 sending more. #askagent

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips
Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

nicole bea @nicolebeawrites

If an author has multiple completed manuscripts ready to query, would you recommend they send them to one agent, one at a time, or is there a different process that author should follow such as simply indicating in their query letter they have other projects? #askagent
Replying to @nicolebeawrites

Cast a wide net. Query a handful of agents at once with your manuscript. You want to have your pick of multiple offering agents, if possible! You can query more than one project, too, and if you get an offer, let the other agents know you have an offer on a diff proj. #askagent