Category Archives: Review


We Read To Know We Are Not Alone: Examining the Lack of LGBTQI Characters in Australian Youth Literature

‘We read to know we are not alone,’ – the character of C.S. Lewis says this line in William Nicholson’s play, Shadowlands. To know that someone else shares our embarrassments, fears, doubts, longings…or if not shares them, has at least had the thought flitter across their mind … Read more »

New to the Yabba: Into the Aussie Badlands

I find it very hard to write about Australia. This is partially a landscape issue. When writing fiction, I don’t open with the sunset. When I stare out over the canyon, my inner ear picks up no ambient string refrains. I will never publish a novel about … Read more »

    Popular in the KYD Shop


    online-sub copy
    Online Subscription

    Online access to all articles for 6, 12 or 24 months.  

    From $19.95

    3293117576_05f43d8305_z
    Manuscript Assessment

    Work with KYD’s experienced editorial staff to polish your full-length work of fiction or nonfiction.

    From $700.00

    Offers

    square-ipad

    KYD has an App

    You can now purchase individual issues of Kill Your Darlings or an annual digital subscription for your Apple device, starting at just $7.99 per issue.


    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.


    c9781925321357

    Martin McKenzie-Murray: A Murder Without Motive

    We're thrilled to announce Martin McKenzie-Murray’s A Murder Without Motive as our first book of 2016.

    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.


    sex-drugs-podcast

    Sex, Drugs and the New Yorker: The Kill Your Darlings Podcast goes wild

    It’s the end of another year at Kill Your Darlings and we’re all taking stock – mainly of the things we’ve enjoyed during 2015. Read more »

    Play podcast now

    Play

    View all podcasts »