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Item #14: Query & First 10 Pages Critique

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GENRE: Science fiction, Fantasy

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Diana Pho

Diana M. Pho is an independent scholar, playwright, podcast producer, and Hugo Award-winning fiction editor. She has over 15 years of experience in book publishing, including Tor Books, Publishing, and the Science Fiction Book Club. Diana previously worked as Lead Creative Executive for Co-Productions at the podcast studio Realm. Presently, she is now Executive Editor at Erewhon Books, acquiring and editing genre-bending and game-changing fiction. Additionally, she has a double Bachelor’s degree in English and Russian Literature from Mount Holyoke College and a Master’s in Performance Studies from New York University. 

Authors she has had the honor of working with include George R. R.  Martin, the Robert Jordan estate with The Wheel of Time, P. Djeli Clark, Bethany C. Morrow, Marie Miranda Cruz, Zin E. Rocklyn, Lara Elena Donnelly, and many others. Books she has edited have won the Thriller Award, the American Library Association’s Alex Award, the Nebula Award, and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year Selection. Several of her books earned Junior Library Guild Selections, multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, and Kirkus, and are finalists for the Nebula Award, Lambda Literary Award, Shirley Jackson Award, and Andre Norton Award for Young Adult. Diana herself is a two-time finalist for the Ignyte Award and the Locus Award for her editorial work, and a Hugo Award recipient for Best Editor, Long-Form, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of speculative fiction.


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