Alex Slater


Literary agent at Trident Media Group. Enthrall me with your acumen.

Manhattan, NY

Trident Media Group

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Apr 4

To the #query writers, without whom we agents are NOTHING: my #MSWL contains #YA thrillers, eccentric and wild. Send away.

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Mar 19

#MSWL reminder, I will jump at any #MG that comps Over The Garden Wall.

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Mar 8

Looking for weird #YA in #pitmad today...I want something surreal like FX's Atlanta, or A.S. King's 'Still Life with Tornado.' Can't really figure out what it is yourself? #Ownvoices writer? Query me. #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Feb 13

#Querying? Send me your contemporary #MG, especially if it plays with structure like Jack Cheng's See You in the Cosmos. Send me your historical fantasy #YA, especially if it has a multicultural cast like Heidi Heilig's The Girl From Everywhere. #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Jan 25

Twisty, absurdly funny, fast-paced psychological thrillers, with #ownvoices teen POC, attacking ideas of identity, paranoia, plunder. Think 'Ripley' meets 'Get Out.' #MSWL #YA

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 21 Nov 2017

Does anything more precisely encapsulate my teenage soul than when Elliott Smith draws out that “s” in Needle in the Hay? “You oughta be proud that I’m getting good markssssss.” #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 24 Oct 2017

Kind of thrilled to be reading a #YA mss right now that's like, The Semplica-Girl Diaries, told from the SG's point-of-view. Hello #MSWL.

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 19 Oct 2017

THE HAZEL WOOD is not only pure #MSWL material for this agent, but it looks great doing it too. Thanks @the_SDB, love it already.

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 12 Oct 2017

I don't know why, but I love Westerns. Give me your weird, untold, funny, new POV #YA Western, à la True Grit or The Sisters Brothers. #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 30 Aug 2017

Unreliable, awkward, unnerving, inappropriately funny, charmingly disturbing, a misfit, a #YA Tom Ripley, an #POC weirdo. #mswl #ownvoices

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 1 Aug 2017

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite

@abuckslater Really loved Over the Garden Wall! If it was a book, I would have snatched it up in a heartbeat.

Replying to @ChrisCanWrite

It's SO GOOD. Like a warped Girl Who Drank The Moon. I love how it takes something familiar (a fairytale) and makes it feel new. #mswl