Alexandra Weiss

Azantian Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List®

Across the board, I’m dedicated to representing marginalized creators and diverse stories. I’m actively seeking BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, genderfluid, neurodiverse, and disabled voices for all ages and genres.


Please send me your early reader, MG, and YA graphic novel proposals! I’m actively seeking contemporary projects but am open to all genres. I’d also love to see some nonfiction graphic novels that cover fascinating topics, including science, history, pop culture, technology, health & wellness, etc.


I love heartfelt, funny, and whimsical picture books. If you have a clever concept that’s never been done before or provides a fresh twist on a classic tale, please send it my way. I’m also eagerly searching for picture books that introduce STEAM concepts and make complex topics approachable (and fun!) for young readers.

I’m also interested in representing more author/illustrators. I enjoy a lot of different styles but generally lean toward art that’s unique, bold, and playful.


I adore all types of adventurous, smart, and out-of-the-box chapter and middle-grade books. Silly schemes! Fantastic friendships! Ambitious adventures! If it has magic, science, or time travel, I’m all in. I’m also a big fan of contemporary middle grade that pulls at your heartstrings. I’m particularly interested in finding more middle grade that isn’t afraid to explore the complicated emotions and challenges preteens face today.


I’m most drawn to contemporary, light science fiction and fantasy, as well as magical realism in YA. I’m looking for strong, distinct, and diverse voices that authentically capture the coming-of-age experience. I’m a fan of angsty characters and stories that explore difficult situations, but I’d also love to see more lighthearted and fluffy romcoms. I’m also interested in YA stories that take place outside of the US or feature mythology from non-western cultures.


Currently, I’m seeking nonfiction proposals from scientists and experts in their field. Some topics I’m interested in include global warming, space exploration, and mental health. I’m also open to unique gift books that bring something new to the table.

Fun facts about me:

  • I have a calico cat named Rory (named after Rory from Gilmore Girls/Doctor Who)
  • My fiancé and I have the same first name
  • If I wasn’t an agent I’d probably open a bakery or study astrophysics

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