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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q401: Synopsis instead of a query. Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q400: Thriller. Do not rep. Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q399: A quote, then a small bio, and then the prologue of your book does not equal a query. Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q398: This YA F was a little too on the soapy side with drama for drama’s sake only. Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q397: I’m picky about my gendered dystopias, but I love how this one was presented. Request. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q396: This YA C is so in my wheelhouse, I actually repped and sold a version of this book a few years ago! Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q395: I just sort of checked out halfway through here. Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Hey folks, I am now CLOSED TO QUERIES until the fall. Everyone's subs have been so good that now I need to take time to read.

Don't worry—the rest of #500queries will continue!

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q394: I don’t rep straight-up historicals. Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q393: I love the comp here, and the tropes are good, but this romance will be made by the writing. Request. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q392: I couldn’t wrap my head around this YA, conceptually. Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips
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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q390: Way too many proper nouns in this SF. Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q389: I can’t stress enough that I really, really need to get to know your MC in a query. Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q388: This email is not a query. Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q387: Only query me with one book at a time, and don’t requery! Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q386: YA whose subject matter doesn’t interest me. Pass. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q385: This YA is two of my favorite teen shows mashed together. Request. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q384: YA F. I’m either going to love this or hate it. Request. #500queries

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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Q383: This romance edges a little too thriller for me. Pass. #500queries