Words & Books

KATIE MARGARET HALL is a forty-something journalist and writing lesbian Londoner. She is co-founder and former editor-in-chief of the Planet London family of websites and contributed hundreds of articles for the LBQ community including book & film reviews, celebrity interviews, opinion pieces and features between 2011 and 2015 as Editor-in-Chief.

Katie has recently been shortlisted for the Streetcake Experimental Writing prize (2021) longlisted for the second Primadonna Writing Prize (2020), and was included in the Arachne Press ‘Tymes goe by turnes’ anthology (2020). In 2019, Katie was shortlisted for the Lichfield Cathedral The Word poetry prize. Katie released her debut poetry collection ‘The Nature of Fragments’, in 2016 and was published in the independent short story anthologies ‘L Is For…’, (2014), ‘Manifest: New Writing from Warwick’ (2018) and ‘Chimera: Warwick MA in Writing Anthology’ (2019). Katie is the creator and screenwriter of the first London LBQ web series, the award winning ‘She’s in London’. Katie is the 2015 Ultimate Planet Awards journalist of the year and ‘She’s in London’ is the 2015 Ultimate Planet Awards webseries of the year.  

A poet since the age of 5, creative writing cup winner at high school, writing is all she ever wanted to do.

Projects & publications

Inspector Detective On Chan Tay: Katie’s latest project is the quirky podcast ‘Inspector Detective On Chan Tay; which she co-wrote and co-performed alongside Sally McFerran. Find us via The Lesbian Lounge / Rainbow Remix on all your usual podcast hosting places, or go straight to the epsiodes from here:

Tymes Goe by Turnes: My poem New Orleans to Vancouver is included in the 2020 Arachne press anthology and festival in honour of Winter Solstice

Tales from the Ether: My poem I am Katherine Margaret Hall Wonder Woman is included in this collection of poems, short stories, and the in between. Available on Amazon.

Lesfic Eclectic: My story Highland Fling is included in this anthology whihc unabashedly genre hops from romance to fantasy, and erotica to romantic comedy, so that there really is a little something for everyone. Available here (free).

The Nature of Fragments is an exciting debut short collection of poetry that explores the interface of physics and the physical, and a little bit of the political with contemporary poems questioning love, life and beyond. Available on Amazon.

L is For… My story The Waiting Game is included in this wonderful collection of short stories from some of the UK’s current best selling lesbian fiction authors that takes you on a journey of tears, laughter, love and lust. Available on Amazon.

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