Alexandra Weiss

Associate Agent

Alexandra Weiss holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing from Columbia College Chicago. She has written for online publications and media websites such as Bustle as a Books and Features Writer, and has held several different positions within the Marketing and PR world. Previously, she was an Acquisitions Editor for an award-winning fiction and non-fiction anthology. Before joining as an Agent, Alexandra interned with JDLA for over two years. She has also interned for boutique book publicist, Kaye Publicity, where she assisted with numerous book publicity campaigns. Ever since she was little, her main goal has been to inspire with words, just like the many beloved books and authors have done before her.

 

What I'm looking for

 

Young Adult:  I'm looking for writers who have the ability to turn their pens into paintbrushes; in other words, beautiful writing.  The genres I'm most interested in representing include realism, science fiction, and fantasy - but stories that include magic are my weakness, as are stories that include space and science.  I'm looking for strong YA voices, and ones that go beyond the coming-of-age story.  I love stories that explore culture, race, sexuality, and identity. I’m passionate about representing literature from diverse and underrepresented voices.

 

Children's Fiction:  I love all types of adventurous, silly, and out-of-the-box picture and middle-grade books.  Books with or without pictures intrigue me, and I'm most interested in a character-driven story and big plot to explore.

 

Other fiction:  I'm not looking for romance, but I am looking for strong literary voices that take the notion that every story is a love story to new levels.  I'm interested in complex relationship stories that surround something bigger.  I'm open to most genres, but heavy mystery, horror, or thriller stories are not for me.  Books that are written in or include uses of uncommon formats (uses of letters, screenplay, photos, poetry, or collection of short stories or essays) is another unique quality I look for.

How to submit

Please submit your query to http://QueryMe.Online/AlexandraWeiss.

 

Note: I will be closed to queries starting on December 20th, 2019. I will reopen in February 2020 and will be using Query Manager moving forward. Any queries sent by email or regular mail will not be considered.

 

For non-query related matters, email me at alexweiss.jdlit@gmail.com.

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