Originally from the heart of the south, Alex Cooper received his BA from Oberlin College before pursuing an MFA from Temple University. While there, he climbed the ranks to become an editor of TINGE Magazine, publishing fiction, essays, and poetry. He worked as a freelance editor and media consultant before taking on agenting through The Literary Firm. A lover of the dark, the quirky, and the fantastical, Alex has a keen eye for projects that take unexpected turns or are told from unusual perspectives.
Alex is actively looking for attention-grabbing voices especially historical fiction with a dash of magical realism, literary and upmarket suspense and horror, spooky contemporary and fantasy YA, narratives with a deep sense of place and history, quirky and heartwarming family stories, and rom-coms full of charm and whimsy. He is also interested in nonfiction in the areas of humor, lifestyle, new age and general spirituality, popular science especially in environmental and human sciences, mental health/wellness, true crime that challenges established conventions, and select cooking projects with an emphasis on new takes on tradition, especially within the Latine diaspora.