Alexandra Weiss

@akaweiss

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

Chicago, IL

The Jennifer De Chiara Agency

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 24

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 · Sep 24

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 · Aug 15

hello! it's almost my birthday & I would love nothing more than to find my inbox flooded with:
🏳️‍🌈 adorable queer love stories for mg and ya
🎃 spooky & silly mg with lots of magic
🌍 funny contemp ya that takes place outside of the US
🎂 pb or mg about baking & sprinkles

#MSWL

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 · 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

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

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 · 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 · 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

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 17 Aug 2017

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