Alexandra Weiss

Literary Agent

Azantian Literary Agency

Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

Quick note: I’m pulling back on PBs quite a bit. Last year they easily took over my query inbox (nearly β…” of my submissions were PBs!), and I’m hoping to balance out my list this year. I’m still open to PBs but will mostly be looking for author/illustrator projects.

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

Things I DON’T love/DO NOT want to see: plots that center around communication issues, white saviorism, really intense world building, super scary horror, rhyming for the sake of rhyming, blatant abusive relationships

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

Things I DO love/DO want to see: fun settings that push the story along (museums, resorts, amusement parks, public transit, etc.), wholesome cinnamon rolls, anti-capitalist themes, non-western mythology, school trips, smashing the patriarchy, found family, cozy fantasies

#MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

Things I DO love/DO want to see: unconventional magic systems, astronomy, page-turning thrillers, queer love, passionate characters w/ uncommon hobbies, enemies-to-lovers, friendship breakups, teen sleuths, stories not set in the US, body positivity, zombies

#MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

The main things I’m on the lookout for are:
πŸ“— High concept fiction w/ a quirky cast of characters (MG & YA/all genres)
πŸ“˜Bold & magical graphic novels (MG & YA/all genres)
πŸ“™Fresh & fascinating narrative nonfiction (MG & YA)

#MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

Hi friends! I'm open to queries & can't wait to see the amazing projects that land in my inbox this year. πŸ₯°

Here's a quick #MSWL update, but for the most part,
I'm looking for the same stuff listed on the ALA website & MSWL:
azantianlitagency.com/pages/team-awe…
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alex…

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

I want random acts of CLIMATE. How can kids (and adults!) do good for the planet on a daily basis? I’d love to see some creative takes that go beyond recycling, reducing plastic use, & aren’t afraid to address govt/corp responsibility. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

I know it’s not a kidlit book, but THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA cured my reading rut and was a hug I desperately needed. I would love to see something like this but for MG/YA with truly wholesome, chaotic, and lovable characters. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

For YA, I want first job stories, gap year journeys, rom-coms with a big hook, and literally anything that could be comp'd to Sex Education or Never Have I Ever. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

For MG, I would love to see contemporary stories like FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON, STARFISH, and VIOLETS ARE BLUE. I’d also love to see more light fantasy projects inspired by non-western mythology! #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

I’m actively looking for NF. I specialize in working with scientists and experts in their field and would love to work with more!

THIS is the kind of energy I want in a NF project. Tell me facts, but make it absolutely absurd. #MSWL
tiktok.com/@lindsaynikole…

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

For graphic novels, I want all the high concept contemporary or magical stories with bold, beautiful art. If you can comp your projects to HILDA, THIS WAS OUR PACT, NEW KID, or any Pixar short, please send it to me. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

I want projects that are:
πŸ‘» Spooky & whimsical
🌈 Inclusive & adventurous
πŸ§™β€β™€οΈ Magical & thrilling
πŸͺ Unexpected & heartwarming
#MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

I want to read about:
✨ Queer kids & their queer friends
✨ Indigenous teens
✨ Deaf and/or HOH kids
✨ Mysterious towns w/ big secrets
✨ Kids living outside of the US
✨ Hyper specific hobbies & interests
#MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips
Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 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 agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 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 agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 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 agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 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 agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 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