Kaylee Davis

Kaylee Davis

Dee Mura Literary

My Manuscript Wish List

I represent MG, YA, and adult fiction.


MG: I gravitate to the more mature middle grade that is voice-driven and deals with bigger issues. I also love MG mystery books that include reader participation in some way, such as THE WESTING GAME or WARREN THE 13th. I also enjoy books where readers can learn something without feeling taught, such as THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH, and I love strong, individual characters like in GEORGE.


YA & Crossover: I’m drawn to genre mash-ups, multiple POVs, and gorgeously resonant writing like I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN. I also have fun with big worlds like RED RISING that have unlikely allies, strong plot reveals, and that moment when the protagonist discovers their personal journey bleeds into a larger narrative. I also enjoy books that explore society and culture like READY PLAYER ONE, and tight-knit, intertwined casts like THE RAVEN BOYS.


Adult: I look for books with strong, individual POVs like VICIOUS and THE BONE CLOCKS. I like flawed characters that feel alive, and books that explore the nuances and complexities of identity and relationships like THE INTERESTINGS and FATES & FURIES. I also like books with a psycholgical angle, ambiguous morals, alternate lifestyles, and fresh perspectives.

Fun facts about me:
  • I grew up in a funeral home! Yes, I liked FUN HOME. Yes, if you meet me at a conference I will answer any burning questions or tell funny stories. : )
  • My favorite video games are Hydro Thunder, Sky Kid, Rolling Thunder, Mario Kart, Time Splitters, and Gradius.
  • I’m kind of a bunny lady, and I keep an embarrassingly long list of potential future bunny names. Right now the top contenders are Frank Sinatra, Poptart, and Pogo. It’s also a life goal to convince someone at HarperCollins to adopt two rabbits and name them Hopper and Collins.

Submission Guidelines

Email query@deemuraliterary.com with your name and title in the subject line. In the body of the email, include the following: query letter, bio, 1-2 page synopsis, the first 25 pages (no attachments unless requested, thanks!)

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Commercial, Fantasy, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, New Adult, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary YA, Diversity, Magical Realism, Multicultural, Multiple POV, Psychological Thrillers, Social Issues, Speculative Fiction
I’d like the next…

My favorites include…


  • Homecoming
  • Heavyweight
  • Radiolab
  • Freakonomics
  • Invisibilia

Movies / TV:

  • Sherlock
  • Doctor Who
  • The Matrix
  • Ocean’s 11
  • Clue
  • First Wive’s Club

My Upcoming Events: