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 · 5d

#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 · 5d

#MSWL I am always eager to find new adult fantasy and sci fi projects, but I am extremely selective. Looking for sci fi that changes my entire perception of possibility in the universe. Looking for fantasy that breaks the mold & embraces new magical structures/systems.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · May 29

Brit E. B. Hvide @bhvide

WHY AM I NOT GETTING ALL THE BOOKS ABOUT LADY KNIGHTS?

#MSWL! Bring me a story that is ALL ABOUT BRIENNE OF TARTH (but in a less-typical-medieval-style fantasy landscape with wildly original fantasy/magical elements)

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Apr 22

I am opening to YA fantasy and contemporary queries! On my YA #MSWL: fantasies that are entirely new worlds,new fairytales. No generic regency-style fantasy worlds. Bring me new applications of/restrictions on new magic, uncommonly featured stars of the story, relevant parallels.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Mar 20

Hands up if you like your fantasy DARK and emotional!!!! #MSWL

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Mar 4

#MSWL Epic fantasy that asks big picture questions about relevant issues we are facing today, or will face in the near future. W/fully explored settings I've never seen before, women w/unique skills/roles & powerful personalities, and big, high stakes plots.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Feb 7

#MSWL weird weird weird weird weird weird weird epic fantasy!

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Feb 3

I desperately want contemporary or fantasy romance novels with trans main characters where there is no bullshit transphobic reaction to the MCs transness from anyone anywhere ever. #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

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

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.