Alexandra Weiss


Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, amateur astronomer, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. Submission guidelines:

Chicago, IL

The Jennifer De Chiara Agency

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 12

If you have something that fits, please visit to review my submission guidelines. Also, check out my other #MSWL tweets here:! :)

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 12

Forever and always looking for stories that have nerdy, science-driven characters, especially if it is written by a scientist! #PB #MG #YA #scicomm #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 12

Eager to find a smart and unique fiction or nonfiction #PB or #graphicnovel that discusses the importance of taking care of the environment and our oceans. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 12

Specifically, I’d love a contemporary #YA set in Prague (modern day or historical). Bonus points if it includes a love story as beautiful as the astronomical clock tower. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 12

I’m always looking for #YA contemporary romcoms written by diverse authors that feature POC and LGBTQ+ characters. The lighter and fluffier, the better! #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 12

I’m seeking #MG and #YA that explores the mythology and folklore of cultures from around the world by #ownvoices writers. Would love to see this in a graphic novel! #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 7


⚡️ “13 of the week's most fascinating bits of folklore”…

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · May 17

I played What Remains of Edith Finch weeks ago but can't stop thinking about it. If you have a story that's similar in any shape or form, please send it to me! #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Apr 22

I’d love to find more #kidlit stories written by or about #scientists in some way! I want to hear about #STEM leaders who have paved paths (Annie Jump Cannon! Mary Anning! Lise Meitner!) #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Apr 3

Super specific #MSWL: I'd love to find a fun, high-stakes contemporary #MG or #YA that takes place before or during a hackathon! Less specific: If you have a #kidlit story with witty & tech-savvy characters, please query me. 🤓

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Mar 28

I just finished the first episode of On My Block and I’m in love. If you have a #YA similar to it, please send it my way! #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Feb 2

Like many astronauts, Kalpana Chawla was one of my idols growing up. I would love to find a #kidlit story about her in some way or form. #MSWL #PB #MG
“People remember Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian woman in space”…

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Jan 10

With the #Olympics on my mind, I'd love to find a #PB, #MG, or #YA book about #figureskating. I don’t want the stereotypical "mean girl" skater. Show me the skater who stays after hours, who has a million bruises from trying to nail a jump, who uses the ice as a canvas. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 17 Aug 2017

Also, a MG story similar in theme/characters/humor to Gravity Falls is highly desired. #MSWL