Naomi Davis, Literary Agent


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 · 12 Oct 2018

Lia_B @umm_Melia

#AskBookEnds #AskAgent Is it okay to send queries for new adult to agents who represent YA? Or is it better to stay on the safe side and only query agents who represent Adult fic?

Replying to @umm_Melia

If it helps, "Crossover" is the word that is used to indicate the "new adult" age range without implying that it's a "New Adult" novel (college romance, typically heavy on sex/partying). #askbookends #askagent

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 12 Oct 2018

Sunyi Dn @Blind_Nycteris

Hope this is okay to retweet this thread as an #askagent #AskBookEnds…

Replying to @Blind_Nycteris

Marketability is so tricky to predict. What's hitting shelves now usually sold 1-2 yrs ago. It's almost easier to tell what's NOT marketable based on what was on the shelves a few years ago. Following #MSWL does help see repeated patterns agents/editors asking for. #askagent

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 12 Oct 2018

Anna Lissiman @AnnaLissiman

#AskAgent + #AskBookEnds How should one specifically resolve problems w/ a ms if feedback suggests the agent cannot connect with a mc? It's a vague question, perhaps - are there good articles we can reference? ((Feel like I'm over-thinking this))

Replying to @AnnaLissiman

So many possibilities to why an agent doesn't connect w/ character. Could be due to problems with interiority, or infodumping, or bland voice,or bored character, or could simply be agent's reading preferences.Rejections are all subjective. Crit partners can likely help. #askagent

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 12 Sep 2018

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica

@RappyWrites I'm also tagging @NaomisLitPix, the @bookendslit fantasy queen. #askagent #MSwl

Replying to @BookEndsJessica

Querying either is fine - a good agent will want to discuss both of your projects should she be interested in offering rep. 110k isn't prohibitive in fantasy. #askagent

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 11 Sep 2018

Meg Walker @MEWalker7

@BookEndsJessica @rejohnsonauthor Forgot to #askagent Sorry😳

Replying to @MEWalker7

Right away. "I sent you an earlier version of this project but hope you will consider it again now that I have adjusted the pacing to firmly root it in the thriller genre" or something. #askagent

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 5 Sep 2018

Jonothan Pickering @SFFjonbob

@NaomisLitPix As someone with a professional viewpoint do you think it's more of a general trend for new fiction to be increasingly diverse or is it just the bubble of my social media timeline that makes this appear to be the case?

Replying to @SFFjonbob

Diversity is not a trend in any facet of life. Diversity is reality. Our world is diverse. Publishing is beginning to recognize that&work toward closing gap between reality & what is presented as reality in books&other forms of media. So much more work to be done, too. #askagent

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 31 Aug 2018

Swearingen Durham @SwearDurham

@BookEndsJessica @bookendslit what are your thoughts on this thread? #askagent

Replying to @SwearDurham

I believe your work will come across most authentically (& enjoyable to read) if you write what you are good at writing. Mentioning diversity in a query that is not OV isn't really necessary; it comes across as "checking boxes" rather than natural inclusivity. #AskAgent

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 27 Aug 2018

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