Sarah Stewart was born in Aberdeen and started her career at DC Thomson before moving to London to work as a magazine journalist and then editor. She was Fiction Editor at Scholastic Children’s Books and Senior Editor at Floris Books, and has written for Time Out, The Skinny, The Herald, The List and The Guardian, amongst others. She is Director of The Lighthouse Literary Consultancy, which offers editorial guidance to new writers, and her children’s books are published by Stripes under the pseudonym Sarah Forbes.
She was a UNESCO City of Literature Writer in Residence in Krakow in 2017, and her poetry has appeared in Anon, The Honest Ulsterman, Mslexia, New Writing Dundee, The Pickled Body, The Scotsman and in the anthologies Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry and Best Scottish Poems 2014. Her first pamphlet, Glisk, was published by Tapsalteerie in 2018.