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Formerly with Red Sofa Literary.

Ms. Laura Zats

Headwater Literary Management



Twitter: lzats

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from robbka
Oct 05, 2019 1:12 pm

@stargrave, @jennadevillier - I’m joining the 24 day club! I have my fingers crossed. She reps one of my comps and I love her podcast. I have a feeling, even if there is a request for more materials, it will be a long wait. She sets expectations that she spends a good length of time before responding and I imagine life is pretty busy with the new agency.
from Stargrave
Oct 04, 2019 11:06 am

@jennadevillier I'm at 24 days with her too. Let's hope she set ours aside because they resonated with her. :) That's what I've been doing at least. She's one of my dream agents so the fact she's held onto mine for so long while rejecting others so quickly is uplifting at least.
from jennadevillier
Oct 04, 2019 8:30 am

@Earth2Andy ohh! fingers crossed then ;)
from Earth2Andy
Oct 04, 2019 8:15 am

@jennadevellier - according to her twitter she takes her time with some she may be interested in. she puts things down for a bit to see if it stays with her and makes her think over a period of time.
from jennadevillier
Oct 04, 2019 8:07 am

I hope my query didn't somehow get lost! Laura seems like she responds pretty quickly, and I'm at 24 days
from frannyn
Oct 03, 2019 3:40 pm

EQ 10/2
ER 10/3
from Catsamoa79
Sep 20, 2019 2:39 pm

EQ: 9/11/19
ER: 9/20/19
Form letter
from Bluegirl1967
Sep 20, 2019 2:00 pm

FQ 9/11/19 RomCom
ER 9/20/19

*Their wishlists still instruct to send to RedSofa so take note*
Something I like about her query form is that she requests three chapters, which I think is great because if by chance the ms starts in the wrong place, at least you have a chance to redeem yourself in the next chapters...kudos on new agency!
from LUV4NA
Sep 20, 2019 11:50 am

EQ: 9/18/19
ER: 9/20/19

YA Contemporary Fantasy 96k
from swatithegeek
Sep 20, 2019 10:54 am

FQ: 09/18/19
ER: 09/20/19, form

YA Contemporary, 85k
from jennadevillier
Sep 10, 2019 7:50 am

EQ: 9/10

79k YA fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 09, 2019 2:27 pm

Profile Update: Started a new agency: Headwater Literary. Formerly with Red Sofa Literary.

(Thanks PaigeTurner)
from PaigeTurner
Sep 09, 2019 2:19 pm

Patrick, FYI ----- In today's Publisher's Lunch: Laura Zats and Erik Hane have launched Headwater Literary Management, a new agency based in Minneapolis. Both were previously at Red Sofa Literary.
from StormRider
Sep 03, 2019 10:12 am

Red Sofa's Dawn Frederickson announced on Twitter that Laura and Erick will be opening a new literary agency. Details to come on the 10th.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 02, 2019 8:31 am

Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.

(Thanks NKTC73)

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