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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 ErinPhillips
Dec 14, 2018 2:21 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
from gogowrite18
Dec 01, 2018 8:58 am


I received a partial request back in November 2017 and never received confirmation she received the partial. In December I then let her know I was revising based on some notes and asked if she would like to wait for the newer version, but never heard back. I sent her my updated version May 2018 and didn't get confirmation from her on that either. I then nudged her in August to see if she even got my materials and received no reply. Then I got a form rejection November 2018, but I don't know which version of my partial she read. I guess I'll never know. Oh well!
from KAMielke
Nov 29, 2018 6:16 pm


@ErinPhillips I've been waiting on a partial since January, which was actually me sending a revision of the partial I sent the previous May.
from brantldm
Nov 29, 2018 6:12 pm


Had a consultation with Laura through MS Academy. VERY helpful advice on the first ten pages (adult contemporary/urban fantasy), world-building, making my protagonist stand out, etc. She's professional, personable, and gives fantastic advice. Totally recommend!
from surfrat224
Nov 27, 2018 5:15 am


@ErinPhillips: I’m waiting on a partial sent in early March. Laura recently got in touch and asked me to resend the submission because she couldn’t find it in our email thread. She’s slow, but she does seem to eventually get to every submission.
from heroic665
Nov 26, 2018 8:00 am


EQ: 6/11
PR: 6/14
ER: 11/26 (form)

90K Western Fantasy
from milli505
Nov 14, 2018 10:16 am


EQ: 6/20
PR: 6/25 - 3 chapters
ER: 11/14 (form)

76k YA contemporary
from JEGillam
Nov 11, 2018 6:08 pm


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

I've read some of the folks in the comments waited a _year_ to see a response to a partial request. Seems like I should be hunting for several agents at a time. Is that the general consensus?

~75k Historical Fantasy.
from saladspinner
Nov 09, 2018 8:43 pm


EQ: 3-1-18
PR 3-2-18
FR: 8-23-18 sent same day
ER: 11-9-18 personalized rejection with specific feedback.

Professional and runs a great podcast, would query again!
from MyLittleCthulhu
Nov 09, 2018 8:46 am


EQ 4/3
PR 5/1
ER 11/5, form.
from promiseadance
Nov 05, 2018 3:10 pm


FR: 11/5/2017 (agent round of pitch contest)
Nudge: 5/8/2018
Form Rejection: 11/5/2018

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

I guess it had been so long, she didn't remember she'd already requested the full...?

YA Dark Fantasy, 93K words
from Ryan_Rose
Nov 05, 2018 2:26 pm


EQ: 3-1-18
PR: 3-2-18
Form Rejection: 11-5-18, truth be told I'd forgotten she even requested it's been so long.

YA F 94,000 words, had previously mentioned she'd like to see a revised version of my query after doing the Print Run Query Show.
from gooutsinging
Nov 05, 2018 1:40 pm


EQ: 03/01/2018
PR: 03/08/2018 (sent same day)
ER: 11/02/2018

PS PrintRun Podcast is a great resource for those querying or interested in publishing.
from qreamsicle
Nov 05, 2018 1:30 pm


EQ: 4/2/18
PR: 5/1/18
ER: 10/31/18

YA contemporary
from SaraCo
Oct 31, 2018 7:11 pm


EQ 4/26/18
Partial Request: 5/11/18
sent same day
10/31/18 Form Rejection

YA Fantasy, 87K words

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