Naomi Davis, Literary Agent
#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.
#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.
#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.
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 The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPixOPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Queer contemporary romance! Show me all kinds of relationships, all genders. Make me BURN with desire to see the relationship ignite!
(I am queer myself and want to read all the nuance and complexities of queer romance explored without hesitation)
Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPixIt's my BIRTHDAY!! I'm so excited to open to adult queries!! (I will open to other age ranges shortly.) Want to send me the best present ever?? Queryme.online/naomidavis - expand this thread for my #MSWL!
Still my #MSWL!
Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPixNow that I have your attention after the Discussion of Cheese: #MSWL! Seeking delicious new adult fantasy, with relationships that melt my heart like a good Camembert cheese. Dialogue that's sharp like Cheddar. Twisty politics that transform the world like melting Halloumi.
Still looking for all this melty fun in adult fantasy! #mswl
#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?
#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 is BIRTHDAYING and open to select qs @NaomisLitPixOPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - PILES OF Adult fantasy. If you give me familiar creatures (elves, dwarves) make them & their mythology EXPLOSIVELY different from traditional versions. No romance required, but romance (or just heat!) is welcome, too.
Thank you for all the amazing birthday wishes!!! In case you missed it: I am now open to adult queries and have posted an extensive #MSWL here. Would love to hear about your book if you think it's a good fit! Query me!
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 is BIRTHDAYING and open to select qs @NaomisLitPixOPEN 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.
#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.)
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!
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.
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.