Naomi Davis The Caffeinated
#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!
OPEN 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)
OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Adult SFF - The queerer the better! Sci fi or Fantasy with queerness embedded in culture; SFF that fearlessly reps gender/sexuality spectrum. (I am queer myself and want to see ways cultures could deal with queerness differently from our reality)
Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPixBut when agent screws up, authors sometimes have trust issues.I get it, totally. Please don't hesitate to query me & talk opwnly if you were recently impacted by 1 of these events where an agent didn't do their job according to industry standards.I would love to see your work. 2/
#MSWL Adult and YA fantasy, sci fi, romance. Picture books featuring diversity, food, or fun word play. Middle grade based on unique mythologies, and always, diversity across all spectrums including LGBTQ, authors/characters of color, and neurodiversity. Queryme.online/naomidavis
#MSWL I am in need of more Middle Grade MG queries in my QueryManager! Send me ridiculous, send me adventure, send me fantasy, send me LGBTQ+ protags and family dynamics, BFFs and boisterous ensembles, stories with purpose, depth, and humor! #querytip #amquerying #amwriting
#MSWL I am always seeking picture books featuring any elements of diversity! Including but not limited to racially diverse characters, LGBTQ+ themes, unique family arrangements, non-NT characters. #picturebook #kidlit
Most of all, MOST OF ALL, if you're worried your character is not the usual star of a sci-fi fantasy because of elements of diversity (color, religion, LGBTQ+, neurodiversity, disability) QUERY ME PLZ plz plz plz plz! #MSWL
I love certain messages in PBs and am always seeking LGBTQ+ diverse & neurodiverse voices in PBs. But remember: story needs to be written for KIDS who read those books, not the parents/adults, in order for the message to be absorbed. Make it fun AND informative. #querytip #MSWL
Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPixI would love to see YA fiction that shows boys trying to grow up in defiance of toxic masculinity when it's so deeply engrained in our culture. Recognizing it, rejecting it, & making big decisions consciously in relation to that stance. #MSWL
Bc apparently I tweet my #MSWL in the middle of the night - looking for this! Would love to see these in both queer/nonbinary, cis/hetero, ace, or any combination of gender/sexuality.
#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.
Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix#MSWL sci-fi that has an unexpected&captivating structure. Characters that have layers upon layers of depth. Sci-fi elements that inspire MC to change. One of my favorite SF movies/stories is ARRIVAL/STORY OF YOUR LIFE(Ted Chiang), for the unique time&relationship layout.
#MSWL LGBTQ+/Diverse characters a plus in all submissions.
#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.