Laura Zats

Literary Agent

Headwater Literary Management

Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P19: C Rom. Very telly. Pass. Read: 2 pgs #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P18: C YA. MC woke up and tripped in the first page. Too cliche! Read: 1 pg #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P17: SF. Tone was trying for dry humor and it didn't quite get there with me. Reluctant pass. Read: 13 pages #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P15: MG SF. The voice didn't feel MG enough for me--not enough personality! Pass. read: 3 pgs #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P15: MG. Good, but not quite the perfect fit for my list. Pass! read: 5 pgs #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P14: C rom. Broke the 4th wall a little too much for my taste read: 2.5 pgs #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P13: erotica. too in love with its own wit to give me any world. Bummer. Read: 4 pgs #100queries

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P12: C rom. Too much "as you know, Bob" and I lost the story. read: #3 pgs, 4 skimmed 100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P11: C R. Love the set-up, but it fell flat for me. Read: 10pg #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P10: YA horror. Prologue + lack of world building. Meh. Read: 3 pages #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P9: YA SF. Nothing wrong with it, just very unenthused. Read: 3pgs #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P7: YA SF. Engaging, but I wasn't in love. Pass. Read: all #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P6: Adult space opera. Kind of info-dumpy and not enough action for a romp! read: 4 pgs #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P8: A F. Clunky execution--not enough world or action. Read: 5 pgs #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P8: MG F. Amazing idea, but a little too ambitious for what it could reasonably achieve. Read 9pgs #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P5: Light SF. Alas, the POV wasn't deep enough so I didn't connect. Read: 8 pgs #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P4: YA SF. The world didn't grab me, which is imperative for SF! Pass. Read: 6 pgs #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P3: C YA. Super gritty and well-written, but I wasn't in love. Pass. Read: 30 pages (almost all) #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

P2: CYA w/ diversity, about the aftermath of a big event. read: all, req full #100partials

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

1: C romance. Teensy bit short, which didn't bother me, but the prose is info dumpy & it didn't suck me in. Amt read: 9 pgs #100partials