Popular in the KYD Shop


Manuscript
Short story assessment

An increasingly popular way to get objective feedback for your writing at any stage of its development...

$100.00

01
Online Subscription

Reasons to subscribe to Kill Your Darlings: Instant access to online editions Be first to know about competitions, news, events, workshops and...

From: $35.00 / year

Latest from KILLINGS, daily columns and blog —

An obligation to be kind? Australian TV critics and The Code

When Margaret Pomeranz recently spoke out about the obligation of local film critics to support the Australian film industry, she generated an interesting conversation in the critical community. Are critics who discuss the small screen in the public sphere obligated to be critically kind in their local coverage? Read more »

Crafted nostalgia: The romanticisation of a hand-made economy

The increasing popularity of artisanal goods is borne out of a direct opposition to today’s globalised mass production, which is believed to not only promote shoddy design, but also lead to dehumanising sweatshop labour. Read more »

These kinds of girls: The feminist essays of Roxane Gay and Lena Dunham

A galvanising moment is occurring now in popular gender politics and contemporary cultural texts. But unlike the 1990s wave of feminism, which heavily criticised mainstream representations of women in film and television, these new literary works not only accept these representations, but actively generate them. Read more »

Patrons and gamemakers in the shadow of Gamergate

There is a lot to unpack about Gamergate, and a great deal more that isn’t at all worth taking seriously, but what the patronage pseudo-controversy has drawn attention to is the fact that there are potentially huge issues with moving to a model of monetary transactions in which our payments are increasingly networked and ‘social’. Read more »

The not-so-universal language of mankind

Music is, demonstrably, not the universal language of mankind: if that were the case I could make myself understood in Paris’s cafés and boulangeries by carrying around an iPod full of songs titled ‘A Coffee, Please’ or ‘A Baguette With Duck Rillettes To Go, Thanks’. Read more »

Whiplash: bloody fingers and broken drumsticks

Whiplash is one of the year’s most exciting and electrically charged films. Admittedly, that’s a large claim to make for a little movie about a New York music student, his abrasive teacher, and a whole lot of banging and yelling in band practice. Read more »

View more from Killings »
Advertisement

Offers —


100 year old man

Subscriber Special

Subscribe to Kill Your Darlings and go into the running to win a double pass to see new Swedish film The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window & Disappeared, as well as Jonas Jonasson’s best-selling novel of the same name. With thanks to Studio Canal.      

Join our mailing list —

Want to keep up with Kill Your Darlings news, issues, giveaways, events, blog content and more? Sign up for our newsletter here.

KYD First Book Club »

Meet tomorrow’s biggest authors today at KYD‘s First Book Club – a series of intimate, free events with debut Australian authors.


kyd_cover_fca_2b-724x1024-e1396478155721

Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Stay tuned for 2015 authors and dates!

After a successful year of the KYD First Book Club in 2014, stay tuned for details of authors and event dates in 2015!

Read more »


View all book club posts »

KYD Podcast »

Join the KYD team for a smart and cheeky look at pop culture, including stories, special interviews, music and more.


meg-wolitzer

Kill Your Darlings Podcast #3: The Festival Edition

This third episode of the KYD Podcast is the Festival Edition! Featuring interviews with Meg Wolitzer, Lorelei Vashti, Penny Modra and Brodie Lancaster. Read more »

Play podcast now


View all podcasts »