Allison Malecha

Allison Malecha joined Trellis Literary Management as Director of Foreign Rights after several years at Bettina Schrewe Literary Scouting, where she worked with major publishing clients in over twenty markets across Europe, Asia, and Latin America, as well as with an independent film client. Prior to working as a literary scout, she spent five years in editorial at independent publishing house Grove Atlantic, where she began building her own list under the publisher and was the in-house manager for Freeman’s and The Mysterious Press.

As Director of Foreign Rights, Allison is honored to represent Trellis in the British Commonwealth and foreign language markets. With nearly a decade of experience and contacts in both the international and editorial realms of publishing, Allison brokers deals for Trellis authors in territories around the world.

Allison will also be looking to represent a small, selective list of domestic clients. She is especially drawn to authors writing literary or upmarket adult fiction; narrative nonfiction, particularly with a historical or international dimension; social science; pop science; pop psychology; and memoir that touches on larger current issues or on the author’s field of expertise. She likes writing that crackles, and that has wells of empathy that run deep. She brings an editorial brain to all she does, and has worked, at every step of her career, to bring more visibility, domestically and abroad, to underrepresented voices.  

Allison grew up between the middle of Canada and the middle of the U.S, but has always found home between the covers of a book. She has a BA in Comparative Literature & Society from Columbia University, where she studied French and Czech.

She would be happy to offer a virtual consultation, submission assessment, or mentorship.