Alex Slater @abuckslater · 1w

What I wish for? Evidence that youre aware of the conversation already going on. Is your character underpresented in fiction? Send it. #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 1w

"How about some great comps? Like, 'Atlanta' meets 'Bone Gap' or 'Speak' meets 'Moonlight'? Brave, bold, diverse #YA ...#MSWL...

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 1w

"Hmm...I'll also do some dark, literary middle grade...Ooo, is that a retelling? Of the Vanishing Hitchhiker? Throw that on... #MSWL ...

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 1w

I love #MSWL . It's like picking ice cream toppings - "I'll take some #YA fantasy based on Pakistani myths...#ownvoices please...

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 3w

#MSWL Your YA series based on non-western myths...Your middle grade that feels slightly creepy and your not sure what to call it...Your best

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 4w

#MSWL : Spiritual sci-fi, like Arrival or The OA, with diverse characters for young adults. 🙏👊🌀

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Jan 17

Had a great discussion with a new client today. Told her I really admire her trust in her readers. #MSWL : narrative voice with confidence.

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Jan 12

This teenager discovered her doppelgänger in a mall. And then another. And then another. And then another. https://t.co/CBEAPuXuxj

Uhhh....#MSWL!!! https://t.co/BjiYempvTj

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Jan 3

New year, same #MSWL . But I do wish for: more teeth. More ferocity. Higher stakes. Lives in the balance. Unnormal books for unnormal times.

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Dec 2

My #MSWL is #diverse . I'm not here to help. I'm here cuz my liberation is bound to yours. Publishing needs to include all voices. #OwnVoices

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Dec 2

As for #MG I want adventure! I want creepy! I want a spare, measured prose that crackles with insight from an idiosyncratic character. #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Dec 2

#MSWL time! Gimme #YA told in new ways. Mix up chronology. Mess with convention, Tarantino-style. A jewelbox click with the final sentence.

My #MSWL also includes Southern Gothic #YA , especially if it involves the Blues or Gospel. Think CARAVAL meets the Rolling Thunder Revue.

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Dec 2

#MSWL time! Gimme #YA told in new ways. Mix up chronology. Mess with convention, Tarantino-style. A jewelbox click with the final sentence.

Alex S. Pumpkins @abuckslater · Oct 26

#MSWL : Low SFF. Re-tellings. LBGTQ. Dark, twisty, I-shouldnt-be-laughing-but-am. Contemporary voices. #OwnVoices . #NewVoices . #VitalVoices .

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Oct 1

A novel about a teen gospel/blues musician, the devil at a crossroads, the Deep South, and what you lose when you win. #MSWL #YA #OwnVoices

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Sep 13

Just looked at my follower count (thanks #MSWL !) and what pops into my head? "THE BATTLE OF YORKTOWN...1781! Monsieur Hamilton..."

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Sep 13

I always say this but - Coen Brothers-esque YA. Weird characters, dark humor, non sequiturs, a hidden part of society. #MSWL

My evergreen #MSWL https://t.co/pDMtnz49jb

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Sep 1

Can't wait for HBO's Westworld. Crichton was an early literary hero for me, right after Bradbury. Send me your weird YA Sci-Fi! #MSWL #YA

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Aug 25

Old commissioned illustration of death with an umbrella. https://t.co/U4tIKrDknz

#MSWL https://t.co/seb2XctEKW