Kym Deyn is a writer, facilitator, and fortune-teller based in Newcastle. Their work is widely published in anthologies and magazines including Butcher’s Dog and Popshot, and was selected for the Primer’s Nine Arches scheme. Their microchapbook Fee Fi Fo Fum was published by Broken Sleep and their pamphlet Dionysia was published by Verve Poetry Press. Their speculative fiction has been published by Hexagon SFF Magazine and Strange Horizons. They also have a collaborative speculative fiction chapbook, Unfurl, which was written alongside Nathaniel Spain and Finlay Worrallo.
They are a winner of the 2020 Outspoken Prize for poetry and have been shortlisted for awards including the Bridport Prize and the Creative Futures award, they’ve been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. In 2021 they received a DYCP to develop their queer audio drama work, and have an anthology horror radio drama called The Elvet Mysteries on spotify. They are currently writing a dark, folkloric novel with support from the Novelry’s Octopus Scholarship.
They run the Braag CIC which publishes poetry and speculative fiction and supports emerging underrepresented artists in the North East of England, and edit the micro-journal Carmen et Error. They are an experienced workshop facilitator, who works extensively with the 11-16 age group as well as adults on a wide variety of creative subjects including landscape writing, poetry, genre fiction, spoken word and performance. From 2018-22 they were a coach and mentor for the award-winning Durham University Poetry Slam Team.