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
162 Tips

If your SF/F is bordering on horror, tell me about it! #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
162 Tips

If a reader thinks that your book is SF and a completely different reader is CONVINCED that it's LitFic, I want to see it #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
162 Tips

If you writing haunting, lyrical YA or adult SFF, I also want to see it. #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
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. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

Specific SE and central Asian SFF please. #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
162 Tips

SFF that appropriately and authentically handles cultural exchange in an expanded world #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
162 Tips

SFF based on a (specific) African setting that is not Egypt. #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
162 Tips

More literary SF like AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS, Colson Whitehead, and STATION ELEVEN #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
162 Tips

I just described a SF book I want as "will punch you in the stomach but won't wrinkle its suit"

This whole #MSWL thing is hard.

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
162 Tips

New desperate #MSWL: A YA or adult romantic comedy of errors set at an SFF convention.

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
162 Tips

Do you have historical YA, romance, or SFF? Is it set in a place/time not often written about? #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
162 Tips

SFF with worldbuilding with highly logical and fresh elements that shape who your character is #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
162 Tips

Literary F and SF. Cinematic action/adventure SF. #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
162 Tips

SF/F based on African folklore/mythology, or set in an African-based world. #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
162 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
162 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
162 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
162 Tips

#MSWL SFF based on non-western cultures. Give me new family structures, gender roles, and more

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
162 Tips

Middle-of-the-day #MSWL reminder: if a tweet fits your book, check that your book is in the agent's categories! I do MG, YA, SF/F, Rom/E!

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
162 Tips

#MSWL more books that deal with collective trauma. Especially transgenerationally. #SFF #YA #C #ownvoices