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 · 2d

#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 · 2d

#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 · 2d

#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 · Mar 25

I am currently working through queries I received March 4th. If you queried me prior to then and I have not yet replied, please make sure you've used my query form at queryme.online/naomidavis
Please note I am only open to adult queries at the moment. See my #MSWL 😁

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Jan 30

#MSWL I am always looking for less-focused-on characters in adult fantasy. Like, what secrets does the janitor discover in a magical kingdom? What kind of underground ops could this unassuming mastermind run? How about the royal barber? Maintenance? Grocer? Hairdresser?

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Jan 27

#MSWL Please please please adult epic fantasy that delves into class politics or social issues in societies I've never seen before, with articulate female/nb/trans MAIN characters & explosive stakes. Lots of magic, lots of emotion, romance welcome!

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #querytip #askagent #MSWL - completed MSs only, follow sub guidelines, be concise and optimistic!
Remember to be excited about your book in your query! Write your Q with all the passion you had when you first dreamed up the story. It will excite me, too!

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS #MSWL - Diversity in all its beautiful forms. Stories that ask important questions. Neurodiverse voices and characters welcome. Lots of #ownvoices.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Adult fantasy w/shocking connections between characters and setting, intricately explored in the culture and through the magic. Think BROKEN EARTH TRILOGY by N.K. JEMISIN.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Adult Sci Fi that tricks my perception of the main character in a rich and unexpected environment. Think PLANETFALL by Emma Newman.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

Naomi Davis is BIRTHDAYING and open to select qs @NaomisLitPix

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Adult fantasy w/ COMPLETELY DIFFERENT or thoroughly explored regency structure. Or without recency structure altogether. This is a frequent reason for rejections for my adult fantasy queries, so to expand on this a bit...

#MSWL - I see many queries where recency structure was used but was so generic, shallowly formed, &relied on reader assumptions... it sucked the life out of what was otherwise an enticing story. It lost an opportunity to be MORE. Make me yearn to discover what is DIFFERENT here.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

#MSWL (But give characters free will. Dodge chosen one trope. Wring drama out of character's CHOICE to do dangerous, sacrificial things, & dangle alternatives in tantalizing ways. Show them clinging to the right thing deliberately even when all signs point away.)

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - I want SFF with adult women in all stages of life. Or men who refuse to compromise themselves for appearances sake. Give me pregnant heroines, menopausal heroines, women late in life GETTING SHIT DONE like they do!

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Adult fantasy with less-often-seen characters in starting role.  Give me King's chef, the keymaker, the breadmaker on an explosive, life-altering path. Show me the alien barber, the magical tailor, the captain of a space food truck.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Adult SFF with rich romantic layering. Give me complexity and stakes laced between both the romance and the fantasy conflict. Show me how magic and love work in tandem. Show me passion across galaxies. Light me on fire.