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Ms. Naomi Davis

BookEnds, LLC


Twitter: NaomisLitPix

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Online Form: Yes

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from Laura_WA
Mar 15, 2019 12:17 am

On form letters and personalizing rejections, etc -
It's funny how agents are so different in what form letter they send to people. This week, I had two rejections in a row (not from this agent). One was a form letter full of writing tips, like "find critique partners," "look up Writer's Digest," etc., and the second was (again, a form) saying the writer was a skilled writer (and YES, despite knowing it was a form, I high-fived myself) and they wanted to see their next MS (but didn't think they could sell this one). So. WOW, is writing subjective. LOL.
from Ninjenaiya
Mar 05, 2019 12:23 pm


Naomi requested a full from me a few months back, which she ultimately passed on. The letter I received has some personalized comments at the beginning but the closing was similar to what you got. I think she uses a form for most but adds some personalization for requested material, which is nice. Still, I’m choosing to look at that closing -form or not- as a compliment :) she didn’t have to invite us to query her again. A lot of rejections I’ve received just say ‘good luck elsewhere’.
from JessyKah87
Mar 04, 2019 2:57 pm

Is anyone getting a rejectionletter that has this on the bottom? I'm trying to decide if it is part of a form or not for future querying.

"I'm so thankful you queried me. I wish you the best with this project and hope you'll keep me in mind in the future - I welcome you to query me with other projects when they are ready!"
from ktelle
Mar 04, 2019 5:10 am

Form rejection. She seems like a really decent person and a great agent to work with, but I’m a bit peeved by the advice in the form letter to “follow major writing blogs and Twitter hashtags” and to attend “local writing groups” to “provide some direction”.

I queried as one professional looking for a partnership with another. I don’t appreciate being patronised.
from Seeingteacupsindragons
Mar 01, 2019 12:41 am

EQ: 02/13/2019
ER: 02/28/209

Form rejection, likely the same as others below. Included advice to follow major writing blogs, which rubs me a little wrong, but ah well.
from kjgillenwater
Feb 28, 2019 10:45 am

EQ - 2/11/2019
ER - 2/27/2019

Got same form letter as others have mentioned.

80K romantic suspense
from Laura_WA
Feb 27, 2019 11:21 pm

EQ 2/7/19
ER 2/27/19
Same nice form letter "love certain elements/others aren't quite working for me" as noted by MR_Work. I appreciate the kindness in her letter, though I'm bummed by the rejection - seems like she would be a great agent to work with.
from astaker7
Feb 25, 2019 8:20 am

Dear XX,

Thank you for submitting your query. I am not currently open to the age range of your project, so I will pass at this time - please feel free to resubmit this to me when I am! I will update my query form and my Twitter @naomislitpix when my open ranges change, and I would love to consider your query when I can.

Naomi Davis
from MR_Work
Feb 23, 2019 11:18 pm

EQ 2/04/2019
2/23/2019 friendly form rejection ("love certain elements, others aren't quite working for me")
from LCMcGuire
Feb 22, 2019 11:08 am

Naomi requested a full submission. Unfortunately, she passed on it, but she did give me wonderful critical feedback that is helping me develop as a writer.
from LaceyCottingham
Feb 12, 2019 8:30 am

EQ 1-20-19
ER, 2-12-19

Not open to YA at this time.
from Alex_R
Feb 11, 2019 10:08 pm

EQ - 1/28/19
ER, form - 2/11/19

60k YA sci-fi

Is not open to YA at this time
from Hulagirl
Feb 08, 2019 11:58 am

EQ: 1/15/19
ER: 2/8/19
Romantic Contemporary Women's Fiction 69,000 words
from Fordwalker
Feb 06, 2019 7:02 pm

EQ: 1/19/19
FR: 1/28/19
ER: 2/06/19

Really kind personalised rejection to my full MS; identified areas she thought were strong, and the one issue she felt was holding her back from fully engaging. I'm going to wait and see if any of the other agents with my full come back with the same feedback and, if so, incorporate it into a fresh round of edits.

Crossover speculative fiction 103,000 words
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 31, 2018 11:52 am

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.

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