Erica Martin is a freelance editor and a poet. Her debut poetry collection, And We Rise, was released in February 2022 from Viking Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House. It was an ABA Indies Introduce selection, as well as an ABA Indie Next pick. She has been featured by Oprah Daily and is also one of three editors overseeing an upcoming poetry anthology that features many award-winning and New York Times best-selling authors, scheduled for publication from HarperCollins in 2024.

Wanting to apply her editing skills beyond freelance clients, she joined D4EO Literary Agency in March 2022, working as a literary assistant to Bob Diforio, the founding agent, reading and evaluating manuscripts while offering editorial suggestions on the submissions she found promising. In addition to assisting Bob, she is also building her own list.

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