Diana M. Pho


aka Ay-leen the Peacemaker. Academic. Performer. Editor. Steampunk. Blog: Beyond Victoriana. Jobs: Tor. com & Tor Books. Opinions here are my own.

New York, NY


Tor Books

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Nov 10


yes someone pls do this #MSWL https://t.co/HNwD1Zlbpn

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Sep 12

TL;DR - I want innovative SFF and will run around the country looking for it this fall. Check out my #MSWL & look forward to seeing you

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Sep 12

And, bears repeating (as I say in my #MSWL profile): "I’m especially interested in supporting marginalized writers." Don't self-reject

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Sep 12

I want compelling, compassionate science fiction stories that make me laugh 3 times for every scene that makes me cry. SFF with heart #MSWL

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Sep 12

I want hard science fiction society that explores the boundaries of what we can do now, 50 years from now, 100 years from now #MSWL

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Sep 12

I want science I can believe in my stories. Science that gives me hope. That empowers the downtrodden. That creates lasting change #MSWL

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Sep 12

I want nature overcoming humanity things. Creepy watching-you-in-the-swamps-Jeff-Vandermeer-level nature things. #MSWL

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Sep 12

I want weird science. Like Gravity Falls weird science. Like Oingo Boingo weird science. #MSWL

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Sep 12

Kooky space adventures = good. Things where POC/QPOC exist in the future = better. All that + The Fifth Element = BEST #MSWL

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Sep 12

*crashes into the #MSWL tag* It's happening! First, my profile https://t.co/xRKaT7f9mR I'm still looking for everything I mention here.

But some things I want to stress: maor science fiction. Optimistic, fun science fiction for adult and YA readers #MSWL

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Jul 17

the best minor faction of the Russian Revolution is the dissident interplanetary left https://t.co/7MdsrXDFjP

#MSWL this https://t.co/MVsnqhZoK6

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Mar 17

Writing a historical or fantasy novel? Don't forget these items: 1. The patriarchy 2. Horses 3. Swords 4. Masquerade balls 5. Modern hygiene

The best way to get on my #MSWL is to subvert the use of all these in the same scene https://t.co/HASpdbeLYz

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Mar 10

two kingdoms. two space queens. for a long time, these two families have been enemies, now they are marrying their… https://t.co/jBgpZDXxAZ

This would be on my #MSWL https://t.co/M9DIjUsda3

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Mar 10 2016

To add, I'm also looking for more sci-fi too, esp posthumanism, near-future, time travel, parallel universes, smart cyberpunk #mswl

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Mar 10 2016

Is it opportunistic that I'd include "historically-realistic fantasy of Native peoples + magic" on my #mswl ? Cuz that's what I just did.

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Apr 20 2015

4) And of course I want to hear from more writers from outside the US or part non-Western diaspora. Immigrant/emigrants encouraged. #mswl

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Apr 20 2015

3) Military spec fic from a non-soldier perspective (ex medic, mechanic, translator, civilian drawn into conflict) #mswl

Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome · Apr 20 2015

2) Awesome lady pirates. Need not be airship ones. Extensive nautical lingo a plus. Think Confessions of Charlotte Doyle but SFF #mswl