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:
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 · 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! πŸŽ‚ #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

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 · 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. πŸ€“

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 · 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