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Katja Kaine is an award winning writer based in Yorkshire, and is the creator of the Novel Factory.

Katja Kaine is represented by Maddy Belton of the Madeleine Milburn Agency, and in 2024 secured a major six-figure book deal with Penguin Random House. Her Feminist YA Fantasy, Blood of Gods and Girls, is due to be published in 2026.

She is a member of the Society of Authors and SCBWI, and is the founder of Leeds Writers and Poets. She is a graduate of the Golden Egg Academy. 



Over the last few years she has collected the following writing accolades:

  • Won the Northern Writers Northern Promise Award

  • Longlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award 2023

  • Longlisted for the WriteMentor Novel Award 2023

  • Shortlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award 2022

  • One of 12 writers selected for the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices Anthology 2022

  • 2nd in the Write Mentor Novel-in-Progress Award

  • Longlisted for the Guppy Prize

  • Reached the top 10% of the Bridport Prize

  • 2nd in the Quoscript novel award

On this site you can read some of her short stories, see what her favourite writing resources are here and get in contact here.

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