Alexander Buck Slater. Literary agent at Trident Media Group. Shining, shimmering, splendid.
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Alex Slater @abuckslater · 1w
8-year-old learns to drive on YouTube, heads to McDonald's https://t.co/PirtcbmTqz
#MSWL and what this headline doesn't say is that he brought along his younger sister and obeyed every street sign. https://t.co/bu2jDZFhtS
Alex Slater @abuckslater · Mar 27
No one bothered to tell contestants living in the wild that the reality show they were shooting had been canceled… https://t.co/C8HSE4VExD
omg #MSWL forever. https://t.co/lCHGBjlEQp
Alex Slater @abuckslater · Mar 21
Got a weird, hard-to-categorize, scary but hopeful, personal yet timely, teen-voiced novel that you don't really know what to do with? #MSWL
Alex Slater @abuckslater · Feb 8
What I wish for? Evidence that youre aware of the conversation already going on. Is your character underpresented in fiction? Send it. #MSWL
"How about some great comps? Like, 'Atlanta' meets 'Bone Gap' or 'Speak' meets 'Moonlight'? Brave, bold, diverse #YA ...#MSWL...
"Hmm...I'll also do some dark, literary middle grade...Ooo, is that a retelling? Of the Vanishing Hitchhiker? Throw that on... #MSWL ...
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 · Jan 30
#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 · Jan 24
#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
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
As for #MG I want adventure! I want creepy! I want a spare, measured prose that crackles with insight from an idiosyncratic character. #MSWL
#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 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..."
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
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