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Kill Your Darlings Issue 19

Issue 19, October 2014 – Featuring new writing from Martin McKenzie-Murray, Lorelei Vashti, Lian Low, Estelle Tang, Kat Muscat, and Eleanor Limprecht, and an interview with Alissa Nutting.

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Pilgrimage to San Francisco: Power and Privilege at the Game Developers Conference

Attendees talk about the annual pilgrimage to the Game Developer’s Conference with the same reverence as a child’s first trip to Disney World. It’s the Magic Kingdom for adult nerds. The weeks leading up to the conference are full of discussion about which parties to attend, and how best to make an impression on people who could be useful in furthering your game development career. Read more »

April Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Rebecca Starford’s Bad Behaviour

At this very special Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in April, KYD‘s Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Starford will discuss her compelling and unflinching debut book, Bad Behaviour: A Memoir of Bullying and Boarding School. Read more »

Unblinkingly Into Harsh Terrain: Alice Robinson’s Anchor Point

The Australian landscape is much traversed in our national imagination, yet rarely entirely comfortably. For the 85 per cent of Australians living within 50 kilometres of the coast, the continent that lies at our backs that is emptier, hotter, and remains haunted by the circumstance of its possession. Read more »

Spark, flow, sigh: The erotics of body and mind

Recently, as we sat around having a few drinks after a book launch, a poet friend asked the question, ‘Do you find writing to be an erotic act?’. My instinctive answer was ‘yes’, but I’ve been thinking about it ever since. How did I interpret the question? And why was my answer so sure? Read more »

KYD and the Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing

We are thrilled to be part of this year’s Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing. Presented as part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, this exciting prize is a significant literary award for new and emerging writers. Read more »

Don’t be Sheepish: Why Ewe Should See Shaun the Sheep Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie is the latest feature-length production from Aardman Animations (the folk who brought us Chicken Run), and it is a delight. Borrow a young relative for cover if you must, but believe me, you are not too cool for a kid’s movie when it’s this much fun. Read more »

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The S.D. Harvey Short Story Award

Kill Your Darlings is thrilled to be partnering with the ACWA to publish the winner of the S.D. Harvey Short Story Award in our spring edition, as well as award a cash prize of $1000.


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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.


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March First Book Club: Erin Gough’s The Flywheel

At the March First Book Club, Erin Gough will discuss her Ampersand Project-winning debut YA novel, The Flywheel.

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KYD Podcast

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


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The Return of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast

The most highly anticipated sequel of 2015, The Return of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast, is finally here! We speak with Melbourne photographer Andy Drewitt, Stephanie Van Schilt (The Lifted Brow), Abigail Ulman (Hot Little Hands), Rebecca Starford (Bad Behaviour), and Anwen Crawford (Live Through This). Read more »


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