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Ms. Alexandra Weiss

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York, NY 10167



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Website: www.jdlit.com/

Twitter: akaweiss

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from girloutoftime
Apr 16, 2018 1:08 pm


EQ: 4/4/18, from a #KidPit 'like'
ER: 4/16/18
Alex was such a delight to query. She gave incredibly thorough, thoughtful feedback on my pages, and said that while the manuscript had much she was looking for, the voice threw her a bit, and suggested it might be better suited to YA. Her commentary was constructive and helpful, and she welcomed me to query with another manuscript when I have one ready. I just wrote back to answer a few of her questions and see if she might be open to a R&R for this manuscript -- fingers crossed! I think anyone would be lucky to work with Alex. She clearly knows her stuff.
from seagrape
Mar 10, 2018 12:46 pm


EQ - 08/03 PitMad request MG 28k words
FR - 09/03 Sent same day
Very good feedback so far on the sample chapters sent. Seems like a good agent to work with.
from whiterabbit241
Feb 09, 2018 3:58 pm


KidPit Like in early Nov -- sent query/pages
2/9 -- thoughtful, personalized R

Seems like a really nice agent!
from bcfheartbreaker
Jan 20, 2018 12:29 pm


EQ: 1/16/18

Fantasy 114k
from SchriteFallow
Nov 19, 2017 4:14 pm


EQ: 11/19/2017


Upper Middle Grade adventure mystery 70k words
from mimi1293
Nov 05, 2017 5:31 pm


EQ: 11/5


YA dark fantasy 102,000 words
from ltlibrarian
Aug 27, 2017 10:33 am


YA Portal Fantasy

EQ: 05/30/16
CNR
from Cainhawaii
May 18, 2017 8:33 pm


EQ: 5/18
MG Adventure, 71k
from Patrick (admin)
May 02, 2017 3:44 pm


Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved this listing.

from JBDenzek
Apr 20, 2017 6:12 pm


Ms. Weiss responded within a week of my query. She offered some thoughtful and useful suggestions on my manuscript.
from chantelpereira
Apr 10, 2017 8:18 pm


EQ: 10/04/17
MG Fantasy 99k
from Boreas
Mar 16, 2017 3:20 pm


EQ: 2/9/17
ER: 3/16/17 - This agent clearly doesn't do timely responses, so for peace of mind I'm just closing it out.

YA Action/Drama 107k
from Odvillainy
Feb 27, 2017 10:50 am


I sent her my query on 5/17 and CNR'd after a couple of months.

She just responded today (12/18) with a full request. She was apologetic for the wait, and states that her inbox has been out of control for the last few months.

1/16 sent full

2/26 kind, personalized rejection with actionable feedback

Best of luck to everyone else!
from elysezane
Jan 30, 2017 4:52 pm


Took her 247 days to send a form rejection. Good grief.
from aalogan
Nov 27, 2016 6:36 pm


EQ: 11/27/16 69k YA Fantasy

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