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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 ButtonEyez
Nov 26, 2019 2:04 pm


YA gothic horror/dark fantasy 52k
EQ: Oct 29, 2019
CNR at 4 weeks: Nov 26, 2019
from blanghinrichs
Nov 09, 2019 10:30 am


@tophersghost056 - In the past year, she has requested something after 215 days, for what that is worth. It is a bit hard to tell about "usually" with agents, so you have to go with your comfort level, I suppose.
from tophersghost056
Sep 30, 2019 8:20 am


How long do you normally wait to CNR Ms. Weiss? I'm well past the point that she usually requests, so I'm thinking now might be the time to give up on this one.
from kci3011
Sep 27, 2019 11:35 am


EQ: 6/29
CNR: 9/27

Fantasy 125k
from FarhadShawkat
Sep 24, 2019 1:01 pm


EQ 5-8-2019
CNR 9-6-2019

F, 80k
from jakearlow
Aug 20, 2019 4:00 pm


EQ: 8-18-19
FR: 8-20-19

She seems incredibly kind!!
from kdprudolph
Jul 15, 2019 6:29 pm


EQ 5-13-2019
CNR 7-15-2019

Upper MG Contemporary 55k
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

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