Welcome to the all NEW QueryTracker. See what's changed.

Ms. Alexandra Machinist

Creative Artists Agency

Is your book too long (or too short) for this agent?

Get answers to this, and many more agent questions at QueryTracker.

ICM Partners acquired by Creative Artists.

Alexandra Machinist

Creative Artists Agency

New York, NY
To protect agents from spam, email addresses are hidden except to members.
Join Now
AALA Member:
Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction


Join Now (FREE) to learn more about this agent. (Such as how often and how quickly each agent replies to queries.)

Known Clients (current & past)
Alex Adams
Tomi Adeyemi
Cristina Alger
Jennifer Bernard
Bridget Boland
Isobel Carr
Nicole Dickson
Jancee Dunn
Erica Eisdorfer
Christopher Farnsworth
Kim Fay
Amy Giles
Martha Hall Kelly
Sophie Jaff
J. Sydney Jones
Darynda Jones
Kevin Kwan
M. A. Larson
Jillian Lauren
Armando Lucas Correa
Kat Martin
Tom Miller
Karen M. Moning
Maya Motayne
C.L. Parker
Jo Piazza
Aprilynne Pike
Jennifer Ryan
Courtney Miller Santo
Jen Sincero
Sabaa Tahir
Emily J. Taylor
Abbi Waxman
J. A White
Beatriz Williams
Lauren Willig
Koethi Zan
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/22/2023 01:40 PM
EQ: 3/22/23

romantic SFF @100,045k
03/19/2023 04:54 PM
Re-Query EQ: 10 March, 2023
ER: 19 March, 2023

Polite rejection letter.

Adult 77k LitFic
03/17/2023 08:43 PM

If she already has your full, you can follow up.
03/17/2023 08:42 PM
EQ: 09/04/22
Assumed CNR, but form rejection 03/17/23
03/17/2023 07:00 PM
EQ: 8-23-2022
Polite form decline: 3-17-2023 @ 206 days

Historical Fiction

03/17/2023 06:43 PM
09/24/22 EQ
Women's Historical Fiction 99k
11/20/22 CNR: Skipped write over mine to ask for fulls from those who submitted way afterwards. I can take a hint, lol.
03/18/23 Form rejection. Um, yeah, kind of assumed....lol
03/17/2023 11:26 AM
3/17/23 - EQ re: The Knotted Gun - suspense - 75K
03/16/2023 02:59 PM
EQ: 2/9/23
Full Request: 2/10/23, sent same day
No, thanks: 3/13/23
Literary thriller
"Thank you for sending your manuscript XX and thank you for your patience as I considered it. Unfortunately, I did not fall in love with this story as much as I hoped. I must regretfully decline this opportunity to take on your representation. While I was excited by the premise of this manuscript, I didn’t connect with the voice. Again, thank you, and I wish you the best of luck as you continue to write."
03/14/2023 07:42 AM
Hi All
Just to clarify: ICM was acquired by CAA, none of the agents "switched" agencies. They are just slowly shifting their emails to a CAA address. If you've sent a full and need to follow up, you can simply include both ICM and CAA addresses to be safe. This is a similar situation to Fletcher & Co, they were acquired by UTA and both Fletcher & Co emails and UTA emails will work for the time-being. Hope that helps and good luck!
Patrick (Admin)
03/13/2023 12:02 AM
In that case, Berkvase, she is probably still looking at it. Good luck.
03/12/2023 08:47 PM
@Patrick yes when she requested my manuscript she was with ICM and she provided both her ICM and her CAA email address and I sent it to both emails just to be safe.
Patrick (Admin)
03/12/2023 07:30 PM
@Berkvase, Alexandra is no longer with this agency. She has moved to Creative Artists Agency. Hopefully she took her submissions with her.
03/12/2023 06:28 PM
I see that this agent is currently closed to unsolicited queries. She requested my full back in December, and I sent it immediately. Since I haven't heard anything and she is now closed, should I consider this a "No"? Or is she (hopefully) catching up on her backlog?
03/10/2023 01:50 PM
@piperp I would also like to know this, because I have a full out for a different project with CAA and I had to sign a waiver thing to sub a full to them
03/10/2023 08:36 AM
So the big question for everyone with fulls out, is that are they still being considered?
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/09/2023 07:06 PM
Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with ICM Partners
03/08/2023 02:48 PM
Thank you, Jackson1988. I should probably check in then. And thank you to everyone for responding!
03/08/2023 07:57 AM
Hi Bellebutton, I received a confirmation the following morning that it was received.
03/06/2023 06:20 PM
Thank you, LuckyRoses01. I'm not sure whether to check in or not, but it might make me feel better to do so.
03/06/2023 04:02 PM
BelleButton, I received an email back the next day that she’d received it.
Join Now (FREE) to learn more about this agent. (Such as how often and how quickly each agent replies to queries.)
Agent Interviews
Interviews with this agent from across the web.

None found for this agent

Success Story Interviews
Read interviews with authors who have signed with this agent.

Kate Karyus Quinn

View all success story interviews

Report a success story

Profile History
Last Update:
03/09/2023 - Changed agencies. ICM Partners acquired by Creative Artists.
Always verify agent's information before sending your query, and review the agent's website(s) for more up-to-date information.

Though we do our best, QueryTracker can not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided.

An agent listing on QueryTracker is not an endorsement or recommendation of that agent by QueryTracker.

Before contacting an agent, authors should verify and assess the agent's requirements and suitability by visiting the agent's website(s), and becoming familiar with ways to spot and avoid bad agents. A good place to start is Writers Beware, a watch group that helps inform and protect authors from shady practices.