Laura Zats

@LZats

Agent @teamredsofa . Host @printrunpodcast w @erikhane . Intersectional feminist. Geek. Seeks under-repped voices. Pibble enthusiast. Beer lover/tea snob. She/her

Twin Cities, MN

Red Sofa Literary

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

Laura Zats @LZats

One week from today, I open back up to queries. I figured now would be a good time to go through my #MSWL!

Of course, the best books are sometimes the one you didn't know you needed! If your book is in my categories but doesn't match this #MSWL, query anyway!

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

Also, i *might* bond like a duckling if your MC is plus size (but is just living their best life) and into vintage. #mswl

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

Other random things I love in real life that I would like to see in a book:
-fancy dress parties
-baking
-fencing/boxing
-board games/tabletop games
-tattoos
-beer
-cheese
-tea
#MSWL

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

I love lyrical, literary writing in all of my represented genres. I also love having the pants scared off me. #mswl

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

If you're going to base your world in mythology/historical time periods, please give me non-Western settings. #MSWL

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

In terms of narratives, I'm very interested in postcolonialism (not from the POV of the colonizer) and would love to see more de-colonized narratives #MSWL

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

In adult SF/F, i am very interested in emic worldbuilding. Make me believe the universe in terms of the people in it. Not from me, live reader in 2018 #MSWL

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

For adult romance, I am a sucker for:
-enemies-to-lovers
-forced proximity tropes
-banter
-MCs with cool, specific, and unexpected jobs, particularly in fields that are typically gendered
-verbal consent
#MSWL

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

Please, hearty northern writer, write me a curling book #MSWL

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

I would also DIE if someone sent me a mystery and the protagonist had to use their tabletop RPG skills to solve it #MSWL

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

I want protagonists with specific enthusiasms. Coding, beekeeping, skiing--doesn't matter what it is, but I want to see passion! #MSWL

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

I want YA with NB protagonists. I want to see the whole LGBTQ+ spectrum normalized and represented. #MSWL

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

I want YA that gives equal weight to "small" things (friends, grades, etc) and "big" things (bringing justice to the world). It's all connected! #MSWL

Laura Zats @LZats · Feb 22

Laura Zats @LZats

One week from today, I open back up to queries. I figured now would be a good time to go through my #MSWL!

The Chocolate War posed the question "Do I dare disturb the universe?" I want a book that barrels right past that question and into HOW. Give me YA where teens are changing the world #MSWL