Naomi Davis The Caffeinated


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 The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 27 Aug 2018

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix

As always, just my opinions & other agents may feel differently. But if you're struggling to fit your epic fantasy into a book that appeals to traditional publishing, I hope this helps. #amwriting #amediting #amrevising #amquerying #querytip #writetip #askagent #writerslife #SFF

Oh, and if you're wondering: Yes, I DO want epic fantasy #MSWL but DRAMATICALLY different epic fantasy worlds, non-Tolkien-inspired, diverse characters (race,gender/sexuality,neurodivergent) a must. Show me an epic world I've never imagined before, through eyes I've never used.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 22 Aug 2018

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix

Please remember: your project may seem to closely fit a #MSWL, but a wishlist is still subjective & can be interpreted in many ways. The execution of the project is ultimately what triggers an offer of representation!
#querytip #amwriting #amediting #amquerying

Friendly reminder! I know it's upsetting to feel feel rejection was unwarranted cuz it matched MSWL. But ultimately, I'm signing an author, not a concept, so writing must have all the right strengths to make the proj really fit my #MSWL. Wishlist + gorgeous execution = offer rep!

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 22 Aug 2018

2/ & show me characters who must navigate these situations using cunning, courage, & wit. Let these characters come from a unique perspective, bringing unique talents & solutions not yet seen in fantasy. Show me the full potential of fantasy cultures & conflicts. #MSWL

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 22 Aug 2018

#MSWL - Adult fantasy featuring new & unexpected settings, richly developed worlds, thoroughly explored relationships between different areas of society including race, class, occupation, etc. Give me situations with no easy solution, solutions with consequences... 1/

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 21 Jul 2018

I mention ARRIVAL/STORY OF YOUR LIFE a lot in my #MSWL wishlist tweets. Thus, I get a lot of queries comping these. Let me explain a little bit about what caught me in this story and why I love it so much. It's not the "time travel" aspect necessarily 1/

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 24 Jun 2018

I am absolutely overjoyed by the number of queries I'm receiving about non-neurotypical characters, or by non-neurotypical authors.
Keep that coming #amwriting folks, in all genres and age ranges! #mswl

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 13 Jun 2018

#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 The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 13 Jun 2018

A wonderful list of literary agents seeking SFF: #querytip…

If you are planning to query me, be sure to check out my #MSWL threads, as I have specific wants and do-not-wants in SFF!