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Ms. Laura Zats

Red Sofa Literary

St. Paul, MN



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Website: redsofaliterary.com/

Twitter: lzats

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from DrFaerieGodmother
Aug 16, 2019 6:34 pm


Congrats @Earth2Andy!

Bummer @aetherquill

I am still waiting on a very overdue partial, but I know she doesn't always go in order, so patience is the order of the day...
from aetherquill
Aug 16, 2019 2:10 pm


EQ: 05/05/19
FR: 05/08/19 - I think I might have messed up. I sent the full manuscript because her query response said "please send this over" without any other detail, but I saw on Twitter that she always requests partials before fulls. Sigh.
ER: 08/16/19 (form)

Contemporary Romance, 64k
from Earth2Andy
Aug 15, 2019 4:02 pm


EQ 3/11
PR 4/19 Sent response immediately letting her know I was working on a big revision based on feedback and asked if it was okay if I sent it after that was done. Got no response. Sent on 5/11
FR!!! 8/15 - sending right now in another tab!
from aetherquill
Aug 05, 2019 8:19 am


@redpine - Thank you for letting me know!! That helps set my mind at ease.
from redpine
Aug 03, 2019 2:48 pm


Aetherquill, when she did a #tenqueries type of thing on Twitter, she mentioned occasionally requesting a full manuscript right away. So I think you're good. :)
from swatithegeek
Jul 26, 2019 10:12 am


DVpit EQ: 04/25/19, first 3 chapters
ER: 07/26/19, two-line form

YA Romance, 82k
from selfwinding
Jul 03, 2019 4:25 pm


EQ: 3/4/19
PR: 4/18/19
ER: 7/3/19

Adult Steampunk, 90K
from Sphynx
Jun 27, 2019 11:12 am


EQ: 2/28
PR: 4/18
ER: 6/27
from swatithegeek
May 21, 2019 3:09 am


@MR_Work: Congratulations!!
from MR_Work
May 20, 2019 9:42 pm


EQ: 2/01/2019 (adult fantasy, 105k)
PR: 2/15/2019 (sent same day)
Nudge with offer: 5/06/2019
Full request: 5/07/2019
Offer of rep: 5/15/2019 (the deadline I'd given agents to respond)
My heart-wrenching decline: 5/20/2019
Laura is seriously awesome, guys. She's professional, she's articulate, she has great ideas, she offered me an excellent balance of identifying aspects she loved with aspects she thought needed work (she mentioned things I hadn't even thought of), and she's REALLY committed to figuring out what her authors' personal career goals are and working with them to achieve those goals, whatever they are. I'm kind of gutted that I'm turning her down -- she's been among my top agents for so long! -- but I was in the lucky/unlucky position of like...I had no bad options, but I could only choose one. Anybody would be in great hands with Laura. She's worth the wait!
from ErinPhillips
May 20, 2019 5:00 pm


I received a partial request from Laura on April first this year (sent it to her the same day), and have not heard anything back yet, but I see that others who sent their partials in as late as June have been hearing back. Is anyone else still waiting on word back about a partial sent as far back as late March or early April? I'm trying to decide if I should nudge.

*Update: 12/14/18 Full request

FINAL UPDATE: 5/20/2019: Form rejection. Very disappointing. Oh well.
from Patrick (admin)
May 15, 2019 6:27 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from zehvran
May 08, 2019 4:26 pm


EQ: 04/25/2019
Nudge with offer: 04/30/2019
FR: 05/03/2019
Polite step-aside: 05/06/2019

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 100k
from gooutsinging
May 08, 2019 9:34 am


@frnwritesstuff - She took seven months to read and reject my partial so be patient.
from JEGillam
May 07, 2019 4:04 pm


EQ: 3/30/18
PR: 4/23/18 5 chapters
UPDATE: FR: 11/9/18 --> le gasp.
5/6/19: form rejection:

"Thanks for letting me take a peek at your MS. I really enjoyed your concept, but unfortunately, I just wasn't loving it enough to take it on.

I wish you the best of luck on your publishing journey. "

I kinda anticipated the rejection, since I'd read through the draft shortly after I sent the full manuscript and realized how much I needed to change. Wish I knew if it was a result of taste, or a result of craft, that lead to the rejection. Le sigh. At least the revisions are nearly done and I can send it back out to my readers and work on something else for a bit.

~75k Historical Fantasy.

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