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Ms. Laura Zats

Red Sofa Literary

St. Paul, MN

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from swatithegeek
Jun 13, 2019 10:47 am

DVpit EQ: 04/25/19, first 3 chapters

YA Romance, 82k
from swatithegeek
May 21, 2019 3:09 am

@MR_Work: Congratulations!!
from MR_Work
May 20, 2019 9:42 pm

EQ: 2/01/2019 (adult fantasy, 105k)
PR: 2/15/2019 (sent same day)
Nudge with offer: 5/06/2019
Full request: 5/07/2019
Offer of rep: 5/15/2019 (the deadline I'd given agents to respond)
My heart-wrenching decline: 5/20/2019
Laura is seriously awesome, guys. She's professional, she's articulate, she has great ideas, she offered me an excellent balance of identifying aspects she loved with aspects she thought needed work (she mentioned things I hadn't even thought of), and she's REALLY committed to figuring out what her authors' personal career goals are and working with them to achieve those goals, whatever they are. I'm kind of gutted that I'm turning her down -- she's been among my top agents for so long! -- but I was in the lucky/unlucky position of like...I had no bad options, but I could only choose one. Anybody would be in great hands with Laura. She's worth the wait!
from ErinPhillips
May 20, 2019 5:00 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

FINAL UPDATE: 5/20/2019: Form rejection. Very disappointing. Oh well.
from Patrick (admin)
May 15, 2019 6:27 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from zehvran
May 08, 2019 4:26 pm

EQ: 04/25/2019
Nudge with offer: 04/30/2019
FR: 05/03/2019
Polite step-aside: 05/06/2019

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 100k
from gooutsinging
May 08, 2019 9:34 am

@frnwritesstuff - She took seven months to read and reject my partial so be patient.
from JEGillam
May 07, 2019 4:04 pm

EQ: 3/30/18
PR: 4/23/18 5 chapters
UPDATE: FR: 11/9/18 --> le gasp.
5/6/19: form rejection:

"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 take it on.

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

I kinda anticipated the rejection, since I'd read through the draft shortly after I sent the full manuscript and realized how much I needed to change. Wish I knew if it was a result of taste, or a result of craft, that lead to the rejection. Le sigh. At least the revisions are nearly done and I can send it back out to my readers and work on something else for a bit.

~75k Historical Fantasy.
from DrFaerieGodmother
May 05, 2019 9:38 am

For those asking about the wait. We are all in the same boat

EQ: 01/01/2019
PR: 01/08/2019

In a previous submission, my full went to her spam folder, but she found it and read it. Patience is key in the game of waiting, I guess.
from MR_Work
May 05, 2019 12:15 am

@franwritesstuff -- I'm still waiting on a partial requested Feb 15, so right around the same time as you -- it's too soon to have heard back yet; I'm not worried :)
from franwritesstuff
May 04, 2019 1:03 pm

@cbrooks31 Thank you, this is reassuring! :)
from cbrooks31
May 04, 2019 10:56 am

@franwritesstuff she always takes a bit with partials but she will respond, just gotta be patient!
from franwritesstuff
May 04, 2019 9:48 am

Has anybody else had reponses on partials after a long while? It's been 2 months since I sent a partial she requested, just debating whether to CNR.

EQ: 02/14/19
PR: 02/20
from LRSmith53015
May 03, 2019 1:51 pm

EQ: 1/2
PR: 1/14
ER: 5/3 (a kind rejection)
80K Adult Contemporary Romance
from ms_saturn
May 02, 2019 11:13 am

EQ 4/15
ER 5/2, form
Adult Scifi, 74k

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