Diana M. Pho is a queer Vietnamese-American scholar, playwright, and Hugo Award-winning fiction editor with 10+ years in Big Five publishing and is the Executive Editor of Erewhon Books. Podcasts she has produced include Justin C. Key’s Spider King, E. A. Copen’s Black Friday starring Fred Armisen (#1 for Fiction on Apple Podcasts), Joel Dane’s Marigold Breach (#2 for Fiction on Apple Podcasts), and Sam Boush’s Overleaper. In the steampunk community, she is best-known for running the award winning blog Beyond Victoriana.

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K. W. Onley is an author, mother, entrepreneur, and recovering elected person who writes speculative fiction for adults and children. A former teacher, K. teaches and mentors writers through her nonprofit, the MetroWest Writers' Guild and as an instructor at GrubStreet in Boston. K. is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Viable Paradise, GrubStreet's Short Story Incubator, and We Need Diverse Books Black Creatives Workshop.

Leland Cheuk is an award-winning author of three books of fiction, most recently the novel NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN. Cheuk’s work has appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Salon, among other outlets. He’s been awarded fellowships at MacDowell, Hawthornden Castle, Djerassi, and elsewhere. He is the founder of the indie press 7.13 Books and lives in Los Angeles. You can follow him on Twitter @lcheuk and at lelandcheuk.com.

Phoebe Schmidt is a book-to-film agent a Paradigm Talent Agency in Los Angeles. She works with writers across genres, including (but not limited to!) YA, horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. Her clients include Dahlia Adler of COOL FOR THE SUMMER and HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE, and V. Castro of THE HAUNTING OF ALEJANDRA. Link to her here.