Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 25

That round of #500queries accounted for 28 days of my slush pile. You saw every query that came my way from March 1-March 28. Requests were higher than normal, with a total of 17% moving on to the partial stage!

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 25

Q500: I was on the fence with this one--it might be a bit too religious for me, but I love the comps and the voice is good, so request! #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 25

Q499: I like stories that deal with mental health. I do not like stories that are ONLY about mental health. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 25

Q498: Folks, I won’t open attachments or click links unless I request them. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 24

Q496: Yeah, describing the plot of your story as simple, uninteresting, etc. because the *themes* are so important is not a good way to get me to read it. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 24

Q495: This query gave me the set-up to what could be a really cool ensemble UF, but I learned NOTHING about the plot. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 24

Q494: I’m not sure what a “picture book for young adults” is but I’m pretty sure I don’t rep it. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 24

Q493: I’m a sucker for a good F antihero. Request. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 24

Q492: I thought I had enough retellings and wasn’t interested in anymore. I was wrong! This one twists it just enough and builds a great world around it. Request. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 23

Q491: If you don’t know your genre OR category and tell me it’s not important, I’m not going to rep you. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 23

Q490: YA C. Was supposed to be poignant, but I didn’t feel any connection with the MC. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 23

Q489: F. The idea wasn’t bad, but the world was missing and the writing was a bit clumsy. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 23

Q488: WF pitched as romance. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 20

Q486: I love me some magic schools, but this one is so vague and unremarkable. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 20

Q485: Psychological thriller. Do not rep. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 20

Q484: The idea of this C YA is fine, but the voice really makes this genre. This one didn’t quite get there. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 20

Q483: YA hist fic. Too short, and not enough of a hook. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jul 20

Q482: thinly-veiled memoir. Pass. #500queries