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Ms. Laura Zats

Red Sofa Literary

St. Paul, MN

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Apr 23, 2018 7:09 pm

YA Contemporary - 57k
EQ - 4/22
from gooutsinging
Apr 16, 2018 12:50 pm

@jaestories Mine should be in there as I queried as soon as she reopened. But I haven't spotted it. Waiting.
from jldelozier
Apr 07, 2018 7:55 am

@JaeStories - That's awesome! I'll keep my fingers AND toes crossed for you!
from Xinzang
Apr 07, 2018 12:00 am

@JaeStories: While I'm neither arrogant nor optimistic enough to assume that Q46 ("Sub from a writer I already like for a new book that feels like it was written for me.") is about me, it is worth noting that: a) It's one of the few non-YA requests in #500Queries thus far and b) I received a request from Zats within hours of that comment going up on Twitter. Hey, a fella can dream.
from jldelozier
Apr 05, 2018 5:44 pm

I think so. I can't be 100% sure, though. The title of my submission was "Superheroes, Inc." and the tweet was: "Q41: Holy proper nouns, Batman! I couldn’t understand this query because too many names and terms were being bandied around. Pass." I found it humorous and probably true, and responded in kind: "I own this. My bad. Back to the drawing board. *laughing emoji*"

I revised my query based on that feedback, and I think it's stronger now. That's the good thing about these tweets. No one knows they're yours unless you 'fess up to them, so you can learn without embarrassment.
from JaeStories
Apr 05, 2018 4:48 pm

Has anyone recognized themselves on #500Queries?
from moonwatch178
Apr 05, 2018 4:46 pm

Eq: 3/18
Er: 4/5
Ya Thriller
from Hulagirl
Apr 05, 2018 4:32 pm

EQ: 4/5/18

Contemporary Romance 75K
from Hulagirl
Apr 05, 2018 4:06 pm

EQ: 3/17/18
ER: 4/5/18
Contemporary Romance 71K
from heroic665
Apr 03, 2018 1:19 pm

EQ 3/16/18
ER 4/3/18

106K Fantasy
from AmityIrene
Mar 17, 2018 10:51 am

In-person pitch, partial request: 8/18/16
Full Request: 1/2/17
Status request: 6/3/17, unanswered
Status request: 9/20/17, answered on date below
Form rejection:2/7/18

Agents are swamped. I get that. But from pitch to rejection, I conceived and birthed a human. Said human was crawling when I finally heard on the manuscript that I'd CNR'd. I feel like that sort of turnabout is...impressive.
from querymary
Mar 14, 2018 10:12 am

EQ 6/617
PR 7/5/17
Sent 7/6/17
CNR in October but got ER 2/7/18
from surfrat224
Mar 09, 2018 10:22 am

EQ: 3/2/18
PR: 3/9/18

YA Contemporary
from Ryan_Rose
Mar 04, 2018 11:23 am

EQ: 3-1-18
PR: 3-2-18

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 saladspinner
Mar 02, 2018 5:28 pm

EQ: 3-1-18
PR 3-2-18
comments here (and her own admission on Twitter) says she takes a long time to respond to partials and fulls, but that's okay with me. Marathon, not sprint, right? also, her podcast "Printrun" is incredibly informative about the publishing process. Will update if/when I hear anything! Cheers!

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