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

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 1 Aug 2017

I'm embarassed to say I've only just heard about and binged #OverTheGardenWall, but I love it, and it hits my #MSWL with lethal precision.

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 8 Jun 2017

Alex Slater @abuckslater

While these excellent #PitMad pitches are scrolling by, thought I'd re-up the old #MSWL...

Replying to @abuckslater

Please send me #YA & #MG stories about the immigrant experience. Can be set either in this world or another, but make it authetic. #MSWL