Naomi Davis, Literary Agent
Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPixWays fantasy can be dynamic without relying on Tolkien-inspired landscapes, creatures, or Chosen One tropes:
- Add a second power to the world that isn't humans. Be creative with this: perhaps the king must confer with the birds or frogs before charging to war.
Because I suck at organizing tweet threads on mobile: here's an expansion of my #MSWL for fantasy (adult, but I'll consider YA too) #amwriting #amquerying #querytip
I'm not trashing established tropes in fantasy.
I'm saying: Do not feel bound by them.
Fantasy is limitless.
#MSWL adult fantasy (epic/high) in world inspired by less-seen-in-SFF cultures. No vamps, weres, witch/wiz, god/Angel, fae/elf, elemental/spellcasting etc tropes - instead show me NEW magic, NEW creatures, or wild twisty fantasy world/political structures.
Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix#MSWL high stakes, character driven fantasy w/intricately realized worlds, unique fantasy/magical systems&new creatures. Fun, original political systems, visually dynamic settings, characters with emotions that rip me from my life and plunge me into the pages.
In case you missed it: my updated #MSWL for Adult Fantasy! I love how so many writers respond to these and query me. If you write adult fantasy and your work fits the preferences in this thread, QUERY ME! #amwriting #amquerying #querytip
#MSWL I would really love to see an adult M/M romance where a close friendship just naturally blooms into something so much more, though the characters may not yet have defined their sexual identity to each other. All heat levels.
#MSWL Adult fantasy with wild new magical systems/belief structures/world structures. Lace the magic into the world in surprising, original ways. Vivid settings, towering stakes, dynamic voices. Confident, unique perspectives. LGBTQ+/Diverse characters a plus.