Kate Simpson is an editor, journalist and poet based in York, UK. She works in print and digital publishing – across art, culture, poetry and fiction.
Kate is the Assistant Editor of Aesthetica Magazine, and has both written and edited for over 25 editions of the publication, which is exported to 20 countries worldwide. She has also worked on a number of other annual publications and projects including the Aesthetica Art Prize, Creative Writing Award and BAFTA-Qualifying Short Film Festival.
She has programmed for major lecture series such as the Aesthetica Future Now Symposium and has spoken at numerous events about publishing, journalism and the effects of the digital age on contemporary culture, including Frieze London. She has also been on the jury for a number of awards, including, in 2021, with the Sony World Photography Awards.
She is also a freelance editor and writer, working for the likes of Lendal Press, daughter imprint of Valley Press, working on new poetry and fiction titles for 2021 release. She also reads for publications, including Frontier Poetry, selecting submissions for features, fellowships and awards which have been judged by the likes of Eve L. Ewing, Kaveh Akbar and Ocean Vuong.
She is a published author and poet, with an interest in the environment, new technologies and dialogues between the self and other.