Allegra Martschenko

Literary Agent

Ladderbird Agency

University Press of Colorado

Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

My wishlist is pretty broad other than this, I just love it when authors have one or two things they're REALLY REALLY good at (world! character! plot! atmosphere!) and lean into it wholesale—if in doubt, try me, my response time on queries is about a week (5/5)

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

I want anything unusual or weird that knocks me over with the sheer imagination behind it—I'm not easily scared off, try me with those cross genre books and anything delightfully chaotic (4/5)

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

I'm also hunting for a book with horror as its subgenre, specifically atmospheric horror, and ideally in space or at the bottom of the ocean. I’d love something propulsive and creepy (3/5)

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

I'd LOVE a fantasy sports book with strong found family vibes, especially queer found family. Like a magical FENCE or BLUE LOCK or, truthfully THE FOXHOLE COURT (sans the problematic elements) (2/5)

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

while the algorithm loves me—#amquerying writers I'm especially hungry for adult sff lately & will stay open to queries all year long.

Try me (querymanager.com/allegramartschenko) if you see something in my wishlist (allegramartschenko.com/agent) that calls to you!

A little #mswl thread (1/5)

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

Firstly, I know Querytracker says I'm closed but I am open! Just not quite open to absolutely everyone. Please query me (querymanager.com/AllegraMartsch…) if you are:
—A BIPOC spec fic writer
—A marginalized writer w/one of my dream projects (see my website)

2/3

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

🌿My new query policy is now in effect! Read more about it/my #MSWL here: allegramartschenko.com/agent

With this change, I will be implementing slightly more personalized form responses. Read about my forms and their meanings here: tinyurl.com/formreject

A short 🧵 1/3

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

I can't look at #MoodPitch today 😞 but I'm going to list a couple random #mswl wants I've been thinking abt lately:

🍩 contemp sff in the vein of LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS: gorgeous, moving, queer, making magic out of the ordinary
🌜 a ferocious, heart pounding love story
1/3

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

Happy #MSWL day! I represent authors in the Adult, YA, and crossover SFF space. I am always looking for sharp writing, punchy characters, and big emotions. ☺️ Query me!

You can read my full wishlist here:
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alle…

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

If you're writing Adult or YA SFF with horror as a subgenre pls query me I was reminded today of how much I love it #MSWL

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

Ladderbird Agency @ladderbirdlit

Oh my! We've done it again and hired an incredible talent to join our team! Find out more about the delightful @AllegraMartsch at ladderbird.com/allegra-martsc… pic.twitter.com/WW7nOdbn0f

✨I'm now an SFF agent @ladderbirdlit & open to queries! Super excited to join such an amazing team— I look forward to connecting w/editors in Jan !!

While I remain at UPC acquiring nonfic, I always knew I'd get back into the world of SFF someday. 😊 Read on for a #MSWL thread

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

Our website is a wealth of information, and you can read about how to submit to me or my fantastic colleagues here:
upcolorado.com/publish-with-u…

Or about our general publication processes + timelines here:
upcolorado.com/publish-with-u…

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

I run our Intersections in Environmental Justice + Global Colonialism series and I'd really love to see projects for both. Links:

upcolorado.com/intersections-…

upcolorado.com/global-colonia…

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

+ Ethnohistory

I'm especially keen to work w/writers from marginalized groups & think about the way these fields intersect with gender/sexuality, race, indigenous studies, & more
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Even if you're not writing in my areas, my DMs are open to publishing Qs #AcademicTwitter

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

✨Hello!✨
I'm Allegra. I acquire for the University Press of Colorado. I'd love to see your books in:
- Archaeology (SW, Meso, Near East)
- Anthropology
- Environmental Justice
- Environmental Humanities
#academictwitter #archaeology #anthropology #environmentaljustice #MSWL