Literary Gaygent Naomi Davis (they/them/she/her)
BookEnds Literary Agency
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer 🏳️🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
Bumbling Gardenista @BumblingGarden@NaomisLitPix Omg. That’s like rejecting Chris Hemsworth for a first date... 🤪
An author needs to feel like *I* am the right match for them as much as I do. When I lose one, it does hurt (VERY much so!), but I'm glad they are confident in the direction they've chosen. I want the best for them+book, even if that best is not me. #askagent #querystats
Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix#askagent of the 189 full manuscripts I've requested this year from QueryManager, I have signed 12 authors.
Also, #querystats - I SIGNED 12 of these. I OFFERED representation on 14. Agents get rejections too!
I am getting some inquiries as to why I'm a touch behind my #querystats goal of answering all q's w/in 6 weeks!
Rest assured I answer EVERY query in my querymanager.
I am currently working on queries from Oct.19th.
I got a query surge in Oct (YAY) But that's why I'm behind.
As an update to anyone waiting for me to read your query, I am working through queries from October 8th. I'm a little behind where I like to be, since it was a heavy query month. But that's where I am at, if you are waiting for me to read your query! #querystats
Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix@CalPLogan Impossible for me to calculate, but I will say the only reason I don't seriously read any query is if it CLEARLY doesn't meet the genres I rep, or blatantly racist, or is deliberately insulting.
Otherwise I read and consider ALL queries seriously.
My response to a very important question about how many of my #querystats are projects agents would not consider seriously.
Jennifer Vanderputten @JenVanderputten@NaomisLitPix Do you have a breakdown of how many were MG vs YA vs adult?
661 adult, 152 MG, 457 YA. #querystats
My SFF #querystats since joining Bookends in February 2018 (corrected):
I have received 1270 SFF queries in adult, YA, and MG.
Of those, I requested pages for 109 of them.
Of those, I have signed 4.