Kate Simpson is
an editor, author, poet and journalist from York, UK.

With broad experience in the worlds of art and literature, I have worked with some of the largest institutions, from Apple to The Met, as well as the world’s leading writers and publishers, from Penguin to Aperture, Pascale Petit to Caroline Bird.


Arts Editing

I have edited for print with a readership of 500,000+, commissioning coverage with leading artists and institutions, from MoMA to Centre Pompidou.


Lead interviews, essays and reviews across a range of topics and genres, from design and photography to anthropology, technology, poetry and fiction.

Poetry Editing

I have edited work from both emerging and established poets across the globe, earning endorsements from Poetry School and the Royal Society of Literature.


My creative and critical work has been published in Poetry Review, Poetry School, The London Magazine and The Morning Star.

current Experience

Aesthetica Magazine


Associate Editor for one of the UK’s leading art and culture publications. A senior creative position, commissioning and editing stories for global audiences.

Valley Press


Editor at Large for an independent publishing house, commissioning and editing titles with a range of literary talent, from Forward prize-winners to emerging poets.