Author. Joined LPP in 2023.
Payton McCarty-Simas is a freelance writer, screenwriter, and editor based in NYC whose work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Film Daze, and Blind Field Journal among others. They received their MA in cinema studies from Columbia University, focusing their research on horror film, psychedelic film, and conspiratorial thinking. They grew up in Massachusetts devouring Stephen King novels, Edgar Allan Poe stories, and Scooby Doo on VHS. I Am That Very Witch is their first book.