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 · 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

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