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Ms. Laura Zats

Red Sofa Literary

St. Paul, MN

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from ammeyer
Feb 15, 2017 10:15 am

EQ: 2/15/17

Sent 3 chapters per request at a pitch session from a conference.
YA Contemporary Cinderella retelling
from ARaven
Feb 15, 2017 7:53 am

EQ: 15.02.2017
from nudenoir
Feb 07, 2017 11:18 pm

Thanks @melaniehoo. She seems to be reading other material but it looks like that was bumped up because of an offer.
from nudenoir
Jan 25, 2017 12:41 am

EQ 10/24
PR 10/25

So reading comments, she responds to reject queries but doesn't respond if she's rejecting partials? Or is she still behind?
from CarolBlondette
Jan 18, 2017 3:54 pm

EQ: 01/01/2017
Partial Request: 1/9/17 :)
Upgrade to Full: 1/11/17
Nudge with Offer: 1/13/17
Step Aside: 1/18/17
Contemporary YA
from melaniehoo
Jan 17, 2017 8:41 am

@nudenoir From what I've heard she's just behind, but I don't know for sure. It would seem unprofessional to never respond to requested material.
from Reach4It
Jan 16, 2017 2:07 pm

@ melaniehoo - I understand! And thanks.
from melaniehoo
Jan 14, 2017 5:18 pm

@Reach4It thanks. I know she's been behind, and I understand that, it's the not ever replying to an email that bothers me. But she seems amazing. Good luck with yours!
from Reach4It
Jan 13, 2017 3:57 pm

@ melaniehoo - For what it's worth, she seems to be backed up on reading, as you can see from my history. I'm sorry you didn't hear and I hope you will soon!

7/11/16: PR from a contest.
9/01/16: I emailed asking if I could send a revised version of the partial - judging by QT's Timeline feature, she seemed to have a number of manuscripts to read before mine, so I took a chance. No response.
10/25/16: Laura tweeted she was very behind on reading submissions and would be closing to queries Nov-Dec to catch up.
12/18/16: Laura replied to my 9/1/16 email and requested that I send the revised version, and I sent it.
from melaniehoo
Jan 13, 2017 3:09 pm

EQ: 7/1/16
PR: 7/5/16

Nudge 9/7 with no response. Second nudge 10/25.
1/12/17 I've closed this. I never heard from her after the initial partial request.

YA Sports Romantic Comedy
from BGoldenPants
Jan 13, 2017 9:47 am

EQ 01/10/17
ER 01/11/17
from kber44
Jan 11, 2017 11:34 am

EQ: 1/4/17
Form Rejection: 1/11
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 01, 2017 9:41 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

from melaniehoo
Dec 05, 2016 10:45 am


I queried about a week after you and had a partial request later that week. I've nudged her twice (beginning of September and beginning of November) and haven't heard anything. I'm assuming at this point it's a pass, but you never know. Good luck!
from lsambury
Dec 04, 2016 4:19 pm

EQ: 06/28/16
3 Chapters Requested: 06/29/16
No Response yet, recently sent a follow-up

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