Naomi Davis The Caffeinated

@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 The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Aug 9

Still really really looking for an updated YA GIRL: INTERRUPTED type story! Powerful, combustible friendships between teen girls, and stories that talk about the weird, emotionally-fraught ups and downs of teen friendships. #MSWL

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Jul 19

Also really wanting a YA contemporary story that shows teens in juvenile detention or trying to navigate teen life while on probation. #MSWL

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Jul 11

I really love moments when someone you respect makes an offhand comment that affirms your deepest wishes for the perceptions people have of you. It means little to them at that moment, but it fuels you for years to come. Build these into YA contemp stories for me plz! #MSWL

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Apr 29

I really want a YA contemporary with a powerful female friendship. Like one of those fast, somewhat combustible friendships that takes 100% of you in the high school years and maybe cannot last forever but leaves that soul-deep mark... #mswl

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Apr 22

In contemporary YA, I want stories where teens have departed "their usual world" for some reason. Humanitarian trips, visits to ancestral places. Immigration/refugee stories rooted in truth. An updated GIRL: INTERRUPTED style departure from their usual would be amazing. #mswl

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @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 The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 23 Sep 2018

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix

If you have received rejections lately, you absolutely should keep querying. But if this thread made you think "Well there was that one scene..." or "well I did decide to trim that to be like Writer McFamousDude..." GO FIX IT FIRST. Send me something mindblowing. You CAN do this.

And if you read to the end (and don't hate me now), #MSWL Dynamic adult sci fi & fantasy that breaks the mold, vivid settings, powerful stakes, YA #SFF, diversity across race, gender/sexuality, neurodivergence, and mythologies I've never seen before.
Polished per above, please.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 23 Sep 2018

It's late on Saturday and I'm thinking about sci fi, fantasy and YA fantasy after reading an epic ton of queries this last week. I'm going to kick your butt a bit here, okay? If you don't want that, scroll on. A thread #MSWL
#amwriting #amediting #amquerying #writetip #SFF

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 20 Apr 2018

#MSWL adult or YA fantasy that makes me feel like I'm in one of Lindsey Stirling's music videos.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 4 Mar 2018

I 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

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 1 Aug 2017

If pitching me at @WWC_Calgary or @SiWCtweets - I am dying for new fantasy! See my #MSWL tweets about wild new fantasy concepts. YA/Adult/MG