Alexandra Weiss

@akaweiss

Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency (closed to queries). Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.

Chicago, IL

The Jennifer De Chiara Agency

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Jan 13

When I open up to queries next month, I'd love to see more #kidlit stories that tackle climate change and feature real, innovative solutions. Ideally nonfiction but open to fiction as well. Bonus points if it's a graphic novel. #mswl

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

Always and forever looking for #ownvoices and contemporary stories that reflect today's world and the issues kids face every day in a powerful way. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

Still looking for a picture book about a cat and its enemy/best friend the Roomba. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

I love clever, quirky formats! Have a book that breaks the fourth wall like Fleabag? Telling the story at different times through different characters like I’ll Give You the Sun? Have a narrator like Lemony Snicket? Please send it! #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

I’d like to see more body diversity in submissions across all genres and for all age groups. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

I rep a few fabulous #scicomm writers and want to continue building my list! πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬I’m actively looking for creators who can incorporate real science into fiction or break down nonfiction topics (climate change, space exploration, etc.) and make it interesting for kids. #MSWL #STEM

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

No matter the time of year, I ALWAYS want to read more stories about witches, ghosts, mermaids, and other magical beings. Spooky and spoopy stories are welcome. πŸ‘»πŸŽƒ #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

Summer camp or job stories set in places like museums, amusement parks, space camp, study abroad programs, out at sea, etc. Gimme all the characters getting into shenanigans in fun new settings! #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

Stories with diverse families and/or found families (half and step-siblings, adoption/fostering, single parenting, LGTBQ+, disabled, homeless, etc.) #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

I’d love to find more stories written by Jewish, Muslim, and Lantix authors in any genre. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

All the queer mg and ya stories! I would love to find more f/f first crush or relationship stories that give me butterflies. But I'm also very much open to stories that don't include romance! Overall, I’d like to see more submissions from LGBTQ+ authors. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

Hi #MSWL day! I’m actively looking for more middle grade and young adult, as well as graphic novels and picture books. Here are a few things I’m especially eager to find in my inbox (thread):

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 15 Aug 2019

hello! it's almost my birthday & I would love nothing more than to find my inbox flooded with:
πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ adorable queer love stories for mg and ya
πŸŽƒ spooky & silly mg with lots of magic
🌍 funny contemp ya that takes place outside of the US
πŸŽ‚ pb or mg about baking & sprinkles

#MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 4 May 2019

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

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 26 Apr 2019

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 · 14 Mar 2019

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…

β€œWhen you don't have anything other than your voice, you have to use it,” Haven Coleman, a 12-year-old striker in Denver, Colorado. β€œWe 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 · 1 Feb 2019

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! πŸŽ‚ #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