Laura Zats

Literary Agent

Headwater Literary Management

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

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

Give me fully-formed cultures that breed your plots. Not the other way around. Make your characters products of their environments #MSWL

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

Show me disabled characters (where their disability is not just a problem to be solved.) #MSWL

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

I want more African-inspired SFF. I want Muslim characters in YA. I want native characters EVERYWHERE #MSWL

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

For my books and their characters, intersectionality is a must for me #MSWL

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

I am looking particularly for #ownvoices and storytelling that is unabashedly informed by a diversity of experience. #MSWL

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

My favoritest of days! #MSWL day! As always, I am looking to add books to my list that are feminist and diverse.

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

Fact: It's my bday next week
Fact: I am terrible at knowing what I want for it
Fact: I am good at #MSWL
Conclusion: I want MSs for my bday?

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

Totally obsessed with High Maintenance. Would love a book that captures characters so succinctly and fully #MSWL

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

Did you know that I am aggressively acquiring feminist and diverse adult SF/F? #MSWL

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

Being a witch is a very gendered thing. Send me a book about a genderqueer or trans witch trying to find their place as Not Female #MSWL

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

As a former competitive fencer, I would like a Hijabi Zorro book please. #MSWL U.S. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad espn.go.com/olympics/fenci…

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

#MSWL a MG/YA about the destruction of the Rondo neighborhood in STP—or a similar historically black neighborhood

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

Headed to a geekery/kink panel tonight and it reminds me--send me a You've Got Mail-style romance about fet life. #MSWL

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

Overall, my favorite books are ones that prove me wrong. Make me reassess who I am, what I believe, and what genres are. Blow my mind. #MSWL

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

Books where mental illness is just a fact of life, not the plot #MSWL

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

A reverse coming-out story (straight teen in a queer community comes to grips w/ privilege/being othered) #MSWL Note: this is my white whale