Monday, 15 June 2015

Donor Spotlight: Ms. Laura Zats from Red Sofa Literary


Just over 2 hours left until the end of the auction!

Over the weekend, we'll be posting up a few agent/editor profiles to help writers get to know the amazing publishing professionals who have donated their time to the auction.

If you missed last weekend's Queer YA Scrabble and Author Blogathon, please remember to check out all the blog posts on the Post Master List! The bloggers responsible for the terrific blogathon have generated interviews, reviews, and posted excerpts for all the books participating in the event.


Introducing Ms. Laura Zats from Red Sofa Literary! About to embark on #Sffpit or #Pitmad? Looking to get the edge before the contest starts? Laura has generously donated a critique of your 140 character pitches. Her perk can be found in the Clan Unicorn auction box!

While completing her studies at Grinnell College, Laura Zats wrote her thesis on identity formation in Young Adult Literature. She's worked as an editor for several years and has had many positions both in the US and UK. 

She joined Red Soda Literary in 2013 as an associate agent. She enjoys crafts, swing dance, baking and binge Netflix Marathons. 

Her wish list for every genre: feminism, diversity (in all forms) unconventional storytelling techniques and voice-driven narratives. 

Laura Zats’s Representative Categories (from Red Sofa Literary Website)
• Young Adult — Fiction, especially contemporary. I love funny and gritty, especially when the two go together. Interested in geekery, retellings, innovative storytelling, and authentic voices. Please no paranormal romance, contemporary romance, dystopia, Chosen One plotlines, or didacticism.
• Middle Grade — Fiction, especially contemporary. Prefers smart, literary writing disguised as adventures. Looking for books that are heavy with STEM and will appeal to girls and boys.
• Science Fiction/Fantasy — Must pass either the Mako Mori or Bechdel tests. Love non-traditional settings, fast-paced storytelling, anthropological elements, and smart humor. Please no high fantasy.
• Romance/Erotica — Especially contemporary. Must be feminist, have verbal consent throughout, and feature an independent, smart heroine. Please no vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, or mermaids.
• New Adult — I want the same things as I want in YA, but will also consider contemporary romance.

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