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

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!
204 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!
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
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

Heroes and heroines of color in romance #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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

I'd be interested in repping more stories informed by trans-generational trauma and the intersection of power and dignity #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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

I love luscious, lyrical writing in YA--think Stiefvater, Black, and more. #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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Poly relationships both in and out of the romance genre #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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

YA that has a romance but the two don't end up together in the end. Give me hopeful instead of an HEA #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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

YA where the parents are like, real characters. Not dead. Not absent. But there and actually parents #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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

I want MG and YA (not exclusively though) w/ charas of color who aren't just white kids with a tan in terms of how they see 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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

More ace/aro characters, please #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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

More bisexuals in books, please. #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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Characters (in books in my categories) with very specific enthusiasms. Beekeeping? Miniature baking? Making Adirondack chairs? Want. #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!
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

Kink in romance that is not B&D for beginners #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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Enemies-to-lovers and other banter-friendly tropes in romance #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!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

YA and MG horror. Scare the beejesus out of me #MSWL