Hello! I’m Katalina Watt, a champion of representative voices and stories, with a background in digital publishing, copywriting, and bookselling. I currently work as Audio and Online Assistant at Canongate Books. I’m an experienced editor and writer of short fiction, novels, and articles, and have experience as a spoken word performer and panel chair/interviewer

I’m a London native with an undergraduate MA in English Literature from the University of Glasgow and currently studying for an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University. I’m particularly proud of my undergraduate creative writing thesis about a time-traveling orgasm.

I have been a judge on several book panels, including for the Red Cedar Award, Saltire Society Literary Awards, and the Scottish Teenage Book Prize for Scottish Book Trust.

My articles have been featured in Structo MagazineCRIAW’s The Feminist Word,  as well as in Leavetown Vacations, Times Education Supplement, and Babylon Health. I currently write book reviews for Sublime Horror.

I have hosted a book review podcast for Fearlessly (previously Fearless Femme magazine) and I’m the co-creator of More Than a Pair, a podcast discussing narrative in video games. I am MTAP’s co-writer and co-host, production and post-production designer, and I run our social media through Twitter. I was also the producer for Golden Hare Book‘s podcast Bibliophile.

My fiction has received an Honourable Mention for IntroComp 2017 and First Prize for Glasgow University’s Creative Writing Society Short Story Competition 2014. My fiction has been featured on the Glasgow Women’s Library blog and in literary anthology Narissa, for which I’m also the creator, editor, and co-designer.

I have forthcoming work published in Ceremony (Tapsalteerie) and Haunted Voices (Haunt Publishing).

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