Laura Zats

@LZats

Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host @printrunpodcast . Intersectional feminist. Geek. Beer lover/tea snob. Pibble enthusiast. She/her. Tweets my own.

Twin Cities, MN

Headwater Literary Management

Laura Zats @LZats · 16 Apr 2014

Q10: YA F. Premise reminds me of Diana Wynne Jones (yay!) but story itself has way, way too many things going on. #pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 16 Apr 2014

Q9: NA. Interesting setting and characters, but no conflict other than the male MC meeting three interesting women. #pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 16 Apr 2014

Q8: YA about rape. Important subject matter, but not presented in a unique enough way to get me to bite #pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 16 Apr 2014

Q7: NA with no other conflict except getting through freshman year at college. #pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 16 Apr 2014

Q6: Author is confused about whether their book is YA or MG. Also mega-didactic. #pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 16 Apr 2014

Q5: MG UF. Could be super interesting, but query letter makes it sound generic. #pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 16 Apr 2014

Q4: UF, excellent title, but far too biblical for me. #Pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 16 Apr 2014

Q3: NA. My world doesn't need another Bret Easton Ellis. #pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 16 Apr 2014

Q2: F YA. Comps are ringing my bell, but I'm a little worn out on the subject matter right now #pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 16 Apr 2014

Q1: MG about superheroes. Well-written, but I've gotten a ton of superhero stuff lately, and I rep one already. #pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 7 Apr 2014

Q10: A "true" story sold a SF because it's too crazy to be believed. Query is also thousands of words long. Crackpot vibes. Pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 7 Apr 2014

Q9: Supernatural NA. Has romance, but focuses on some really interesting issues of internal/external identity. Req partial #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 7 Apr 2014

Q8: YA. Lots of typos and plot is confusing. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 7 Apr 2014

Q7: Supernatural YA rom. A little didactic and doesn't have much other plot. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 7 Apr 2014

Q6: 170K High F. Gives me oveview, but no characters so no reason to care and distinguish it from other epic fantasy. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 7 Apr 2014

Q5: YA SF. I'm waffling. Seems like the best version of a common story, but there are so many other queries I love more, so pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 7 Apr 2014

Q4: F YA, but a bit too short and doesn't quite grab me. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 7 Apr 2014

Q3: Premise is excellent, but the query itself is confusing, Most likely the prose won't be clear or readable. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 7 Apr 2014

Q2: Called me agent and confused synopsis and query letter. Also asked me a question for a log line (I hate that). Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 7 Apr 2014

Q1: Sounds fun, but has zombies, which are really hard to sell now. Pass. #tenqueries