Naomi Davis, Literary Agent (they/them/she/her)
Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA@bookendslit Sigh. No threats, just threads. #EditButtonNeeded
Jumping on this @bookendslit #MSWL pile of awesomeness! I'm still desperate for my contemp YA updated Girl: Interrupted (NOT SFF for this). Mental health, mental health, mental health.
Also seeking MG SFF.
I'd love to see some new adult space opera with #ownvoices elements!
Ronald S. Hall @TheSpecterRises@NaomisLitPix As a literary agent when you look at query letters, i.e. YA query letter, are there keywords that really stand out to you that peaks your interest in potential manuscript? Cheers.
Hi Ronald! I think for me, it's the overall whole package that catches my interest rather than keywords in the query. But of course if I see my #MSWL comp titles or an #ownvoices story it does catch my eye.
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 @NaomisLitPix-And a shoutout to siblings, family members, & support people of non-NT people. I know how much you care, how deeply you love, how powerfully you advocate and support.
And #MSWL: #ownvoices middle grade stories about non-neurotypical life in middle school, because I can only imagine what navigating those halls is like for my oldest child, and wish his peers had more empathy than judgment when witnessing his distress.