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
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
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
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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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

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

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
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

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
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

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

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

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
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

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

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