Alexandra Weiss

Literary Agent

The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

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

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

I’m loving all the nonfiction queries I’m getting! I’d also love to see more illustrators/graphic novelists who are interested in creating/working on NF projects for kids. #mswl

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

Lastly, I’d really just love a story set in Chicago for any age range and genre. #mswl

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

I love nonfiction and want to see all the STEAM stories out there, along with projects about little known history/heroes. I would also love a proposal for a MG book about body positivity and self image. #mswl

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

For picture books, I’d love to see more stories about communities and family or cultural traditions. I’m also down for totally silly, wacky stories that make kids giggle. ☺️

I’d also be interested to see some more author/illustrated projects with bold, colorful styles! #mswl

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

As someone who identifies on the ace/aro spectrum, I’d love to find a YA project that doesn’t center on physical/romantic attraction. That said, please send me ALL your queer books! #mswl

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

Please send me all your YA rom-coms. I love competitions, enemies-to-lovers, and quirky friendships. I’d also love to see more of these stories set outside of the US! #mswl

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

I would love to see more own voices disability rep in MG and YA, especially for the Deaf and HoH community. #mswl

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

I’m most actively looking for MG and YA graphic novels by BIPOC creators. I’d love to see contemporary projects or stories with a touch of magic. Would also love to see more nonfiction GNs. #mswl

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips
Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

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

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

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

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

I rep a few fabulous #scicomm writers and want to continue building my list! 👩‍🔬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
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

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. 👻🎃 #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

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

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

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

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @JDLitAgency . Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/Her.
47 MSWL
2 Tips

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