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

If your YA could be described as "fluff" by "serious" non-YA readers, query 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

If the protagonist in your YA has weird-ass enthusiasms, I want to read about them #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

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
160 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. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
160 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. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
160 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. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
160 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. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
160 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. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
160 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. Open to queries!
201 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
160 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. 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

YA and MG horror. Scare the beejesus out of 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

Uproariously funny YA that also breaks my heart #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

Contemporary YA witch family that doesn't take place in Salem #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

#MSWL YA comedy mirroring Harold&Kumar where two teens go on an epic roadtrip for plan B (bc there's no easy access). Feelings and fun occur

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 YA or adult romance about a hiplet dancer

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

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
160 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
160 Tips