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 · 18 Sep 2018

@wensday95 to me, when we're both reading & discussing manuscripts on the same day:

"Let's just send each other competing paragraphs of women kicking ass allllllllll dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy"

So... that's pretty much our #MSWL.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 12 Sep 2018

Above all: bring me new adult fantasy that redefines what readers associate with fantasy, staying away from the typical fantasy creatures/structures like Tolkien-inspired or vamp/shifter/fae. Give me ever-escalating stakes, stunning fantasy visuals, and new points of view. #MSWL

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 12 Sep 2018

Now that I have your attention after the Discussion of Cheese: #MSWL! Seeking delicious new adult fantasy, with relationships that melt my heart like a good Camembert cheese. Dialogue that's sharp like Cheddar. Twisty politics that transform the world like melting Halloumi.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 28 Aug 2018

#MSWL - REALLY looking for diverse adult fantasy! Show me worlds inspired by cultures I have not yet explored through fantasy, show me main characters w/ unorthodox fantasy roles who may usually be considered "side" roles, show me older protags & established relationships!

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/