Alexandra Aceves is a Latine writer and editor originally from Mexico City and currently based in Brooklyn. She works as an associate editor at Holiday House, where she oversees the expansion of the Holiday House Spanish language publishing program while also acquiring titles for Holiday House's English language list.
Alex is primarily acquiring YA and middle grade fiction in prose or graphic novel form. She is looking for fresh-feeling contemporary realism, soft-genre fiction that draws from non-European traditions, research-grounded historical fiction with an unusual setting, and spooky horror manuscripts with a strong sense of place. She is passionate about supporting marginalized creators and is actively seeking stories by and about people typically excluded from representation in children’s literature, particularly stories from the LGBTQ+ and Latine communities. She is extremely interested in manuscripts with Spanish translation potential.
Alex is also acquiring very select STEM nonfiction titles for elementary or middle grade readers. Prospective nonfiction projects must focus on topics that relate to climate and sustainability. She would love to see more success stories from the front lines of the fight to protect the environment.
MIDDLE GRADE NONFICTION,
YOUNG ADULT CONTEMPORARY,
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION,
YOUNG ADULT SCI-FI/FANTASY,