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Ms. Laura Zats

Red Sofa Literary

St. Paul, MN

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from JaeStories
Yesterday 6:56 pm

[76k YA Sci-Fi]
5/8: EQ
5/28: ER, form
from dennison2969
May 20, 2017 6:40 pm

EQ: 4/6
Partial Request: 4/20
Nudge with offer: 5/9
Step aside: 5/15
from Ambiguous_A
May 19, 2017 3:55 pm

EQ: 9/26/16
Partial Request: 10/11/16
Rejection: 5/18/17

YA spec
from PilotKelson1056
May 19, 2017 1:44 pm

EQ: 5/19
from horrorchix89
May 12, 2017 9:42 pm

EQ: 5/12

YA Dark Fantasy 89k
from MyLittleCthulhu
May 10, 2017 2:55 pm

Does she request book proposals, or just partials/fulls?
from Reach4It
Apr 26, 2017 10:26 pm

@Ashbow: Thanks. That helps explain what happened to my submission, which I originally submitted as a partial in July. I emailed her in Sept to offer a revision (I used QT's Timeline feature first to see that she was still far from reading it or else I wouldn't have risked offering). I didn't hear from her until December, at which point she asked to see the revised version. So based on what you've said, I believe my place in the queue is probably December. Not great news but good to know all the same.
from Ashbow
Apr 26, 2017 7:09 pm


I saw on Twitter about a week ago that Laura was just getting to October submissions. I've also read several times that she's not a fan of nudges, and that if you nudge via the original email, her system sends the thread to the back of the queue.
from hexylady
Apr 26, 2017 1:56 pm

4/26 She favorited my #dvpit pitch, which is great, only she's had my partial for half a year and I don't know what I should do. Nothing, probably.

From looking at the Query Timeline, she has mostly responded to submissions (by rejecting them, or by asking for an upgrade to full) that were originally queried in September and prior. She issued those decisions in January.

Her responses since then have been sporadic and infrequent. Probably those have been the subs where another agent offered representation.

She has my partial, submitted October, and did not respond to the nudge I sent last month. I imagine she'll get to the ms eventually (or if/when I get another offer) but I'm not obsessively checking my inbox to see if she's written back.
from Boreas
Apr 24, 2017 2:02 pm

My novel is about superheroes. When I queried Laura a little while ago her MSWL didn't say anything (pos or neg) about superheroes. Today I checked her page again and her "no-no" list now mentions superheroes.

I'm so honored.
from judyblackcloud
Apr 19, 2017 12:02 pm

EQ 4/3/17
ER 4/19/17

YA Mystery 75K
from MrMcCoy
Mar 29, 2017 1:55 pm

EQ 3/22/17
ER 3/28/17

YA Fantasy 89K
from Tara725
Mar 27, 2017 10:27 am

EQ: 3/8/17 Romantic fantasy
ER: 3/20/17 form email
from DinaHaynes
Mar 25, 2017 7:39 pm

EQ: 3/2/2017
ER: 3/16/2017 form
Contemporary Ro 83K
from angshelley
Mar 19, 2017 11:06 am

EQ 3/2
Partial request 3/16

YA mythic fantasy 83K

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