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 · 2d

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 · 2d

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

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 21 Apr 2017

#mswl I really, really, really want to see NEW fantasy elements in YA/MG. New creatures, new rules, new magic, new worlds. Blow my mind plz!

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 16 Apr 2017

LOVED The Last King (Bierkebeinerne). Anyone writing #ya #fantasy in alt hist Norway w/ WICKED CROSS COUNTRY SKIING?? #mswl

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 31 Mar 2017

I also want #yalit #feminist MCs who are at the point of scream/singing "WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT" w/some subtle misogyny in their life #mswl

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 31 Mar 2017

Open to queries that fit my #mswl: YA/MG fantasy, light SF, vivid settings, feminist, minority, or queer characters. Wild magic. Boldly go!

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 9 Mar 2017

#MSWL Queer YA characters who do not give one EFF what some bigot in their life says they can and cannot do.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 8 Mar 2017

#MSWL Exciting fantasy #yalit w/ totally new magical systems. With #romance or w/o. #MG too, if thoroughly explored & action-packed.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 10 Sep 2016

#mswl YA Sci fi that's heavy on the fi, light on the sci. Intricate characters. Teens take themselves seriously; keep humor non-blundering.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 10 Feb 2016

I am currently open to #queries! #MSWL: unique, exciting worlds, #LGBTQ characters in contemporary, fantasy, light sci-fi fi, YA, romance.