Alexander Buck Slater. Literary agent at Trident Media Group. Shining, shimmering, splendid.
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Alex Slater @abuckslater · 5d
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 · 1w
This teenager discovered her doppelgänger in a mall. And then another. And then another. And then another. https://t.co/CBEAPuXuxj
Alex Slater @abuckslater · 2w
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
Alex Slater @abuckslater · Sep 5
#ownvoices #ownvoices #ownvoices #MSWL #MSWL #MSWL https://t.co/nhBNQ5Ro8C
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
Alex Slater @abuckslater · Aug 24
I love #MSWL , so many queries ref it! Wishing today to #keepYAweird - send me your most genre-twisting, undefinable, passionate sentences.
Alex Slater @abuckslater · Aug 5
'The Green Bay Clown:' Police receive calls about a creepy clown with black balloons wandering around town. https://t.co/HoxWQhIPOy #odd
Thanks for your query! I am interested in reading the full manuscript...#MSWL https://t.co/q40OnZdq23
Alex Slater @abuckslater · Jul 18
What you're hearing about #StrangerThings is completely true. Also, if any writers have a MG thriller, Goonies+@StephenKing+X-Files? #MSWL
Alex Slater @abuckslater · Jun 30
@sarahlapolla @neicolec @barrygoldblatt This is getting off topic. #MSWL : YA version of Basquiat's 'Untitled (1981)'
#MSWL a YA adaptation of Sufjan Stevens' "Casimir Pulaski Day"
#MSWL a YA adaptation of Antony & the Johnsons "For Today I Am A Boy"
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