Alexandra Weiss

@akaweiss

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

Chicago, IL

The Jennifer De Chiara Agency

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · May 4

Space. Satellites. Stars. I just want all the books about the wonders of the universe. #mswl #pb #mg #ya

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Apr 26

Can’t stop thinking about how beautiful and magical Iceland was so if anyone has a #MG or #YA that takes place in the land of fire and ice, please send it my way! 🌈 #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Mar 14

BuzzFeed News @BuzzFeedNews

Kids around the US are ditching school on Friday to call out adults for not doing enough on climate change buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrah…

“When you don't have anything other than your voice, you have to use it,” Haven Coleman, a 12-year-old striker in Denver, Colorado. “We have to fight for our future because adults aren't doing anything.”

These kids are incredible. I'd love to find a story with this voice. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Feb 1

I follow so many incredible bakers on Instagram because I'm obsessed w/ fancy, colorful, and quirky cakes, and it's making me crave a contemporary #YA or #MG featuring a mc who has a passion for baking. Bonus points if it includes a fluffy romance or baking competition! 🎂 #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 12 Sep 2018

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

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 12 Sep 2018

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 · 12 Sep 2018

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 · 12 Sep 2018

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 · 12 Sep 2018

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 · 12 Sep 2018

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 · 7 Sep 2018

#MSWL!

⚡️ “13 of the week's most fascinating bits of folklore”
twitter.com/i/moments/1037…

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 17 May 2018

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 · 22 Apr 2018

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 · 3 Apr 2018

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 · 28 Mar 2018

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 · 2 Feb 2018

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”
twitter.com/i/moments/9591…

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 10 Jan 2018

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