Alex Slater


Literary agent at Trident Media Group. These are not misprints, but beauties of my style hitherto undreamt of.

Manhattan, NY

Trident Media Group

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Feb 26

Me reading a query that promises a YA thriller, blending humor and horror, from a POC, and comps brand new media, and shows engagement with the convo within contemporary teen lit. #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Feb 1

What a week. Gods of #MSWL: send me YA & MG that burns down white supremacy, misogyny, homophobia. Books to beat back the racists. Send me what terrifies them the most: your heart & humanity. More empathy today. Less intolerance tomorrow.

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Jan 17

#MSWL: Sharon Van Etten's new song "Seventeen"

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Jan 7

SchoolLibraryJournal @sljournal

Heavy Medal Finalist: FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang — Heavy Medal

FRONT DESK by @kellyyanghk had a great 2018. I’m thrilled so many see what I saw in it! Send me more immigrant stories that need to be told #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 18 Oct 2018

“Don’t you color out
don’t you bleed on out
stay in the lines.”

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 7 Oct 2018

Riz Ahmed @rizmc

diversity vs representation

#MSWL —> Representation. I don’t want “diversity sprinkled on top.” Please send me new stories.

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 12 Sep 2018

I love weird #YA. I love throwing genres in the blender. I love a teen voice that walks the brutal edge of traumatic hilarity. #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 12 Sep 2018

Please send me #MG that you’re afraid pushes the envelope, concerning topics some might think “aren’t suitable”...yet that’s exactly why you had to write it. Send me your truth. #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 28 Aug 2018

Looking for more #mg or #ya graphic novels that blend genres with dark humor and fiery voice. #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 25 Aug 2018

Absolutely loved @JamiesonV’s Sketchbook in the @nytimesbooks today. “Look for slivers of light.” #MG #MSWL