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 · 6d

#MSWL ALERT: "I want to do a highly illustrated middle-grade fantasy novel about a child of color."

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Sep 24

I’m wishing for creepy #MG, serious literary #YA, and graphic novels especially by marginalized author/illustrators! #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Sep 4

I’d like to see more #YA in my inbox that addresses the opioid crisis. #mswl

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Jul 19

Yes! I would like to see more surreal/sci-fi/folk horror #YA because WILDER GIRLS is bloody awesome. I want more of what Aykut Aydoğdu, who painted the cover & this below, captures in his art: that unique feeling of teenage dread & disquiet. #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Jun 25

Closed a couple deals last week we’ll be able to announce about when Miles starts college, but in the meantime let me just say this: I want more horror and I want more graphic novels. 🤫 #mswl

Alex Slater @abuckslater · May 21

#MSWL: I'd love a YA in the vein of #SeeYouYesterday. Set in the hot center of a contemporary American city. Give me the sounds, sights, flavors of the place, all in the middle of the summer. Make the stakes as high as THUG. Make it shine with magic/fantasy. Blend the genres.

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