“It’s rare to find a truly fresh new voice in fiction, but Kaite Welsh’s work proves that it is possible. Her writing is intense, passionate and dramatic. She is a wordsmith in the true meaning of the term: she turns phrases until they’re exquisitely wrought, and fashions from the raw material of language something beautiful and unique.” – Emma Rees


The Wages of Sin

A female medical student in Victorian Edinburgh is drawn into a murder investigation when she recognises one of the corpses in her anatomy lecture.

Represented by Laura Macdougall of Tibor Jones & Associates, The Wages of Sin is out on submission in Autumn 2015. You can read the opening chapter here.

Lips That Touch Liquor

I am currently working on the second book in the Sarah Gilchrist series.

Short Stories

“[T]he best piece of Victoriana I’ve read in a long time” – Hi! Magazine

“I particularly enjoyed Kaite Welsh’s riotous and beautifully realised satirical short, This Is Not Your Great-Great-Great Granddaughter’s Derby, which imagines Victorian debutantes scandalising polite society by inventing roller derby on the banks of the Serpentine in London’s Hyde Park” – The Cultural Pick

Derby Shorts, For Books’ Sake, May 2013

This is Not Your Great-Great-Great Granddaughter’s Roller Derby’

Written for the For Books’ Sake collaboration with the London Rollergirls, a group of bored Victorian débutantes find escape and sisterhood in the latest society craze, and inadvertently invent roller derby a century early.

Zoo: Short Stories from the Cheshire Prize for Literature, University of Cheshire Press, March 2010

‘The Art of Stonemasonry’

In Ancient Greece, Medusa’s sister sits grieving in a crumbling stone palace whilst Perseus becomes a legend. Shortlisted for the 2009 Cheshire Prize for Literature.

Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades, Lethe Press, May 2008

‘City of the Dead’

A ghost tour guide gets more than she bargained for when one she comes face to face – among other things – with a real ghost. Shortlisted for ‘Best Short Story’ in the 2011 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards.


The Badass Feminist Coloring Book


‘The Feminists Masterpiece Theater Don’t Want You To Know About’

An introduction to a feminist colouring book drawn and compiled by the brilliant Ijeomo Oluo.

Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who, Mad Norwegian Press, October 2012

‘I Robot, You Sarah Jane: Sexual Politics in Season 12’

Part of a collection of essays from female writers, looking at each season of British science fiction show Doctor Who. My contribution looked at the presentation of sexism, robots and Margaret Thatcher in Tom Baker’s first season.