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Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Ellen van Neerven’s Heat and Light

We’re thrilled to announced details of our special online First Book Club event in February, featuring author Ellen van Neerven discussing her acclaimed debut book, Heat and Light. Read more »

Kill Your Darlings Literary Trivia Night returns!

It’s big, it’s bold, it’s bookish and it’s ba-ack, darlings! Come and celebrate the launch of Issue 20 at the Kill Your Darlings Literary Trivia Night. Read more »

Subscription Offer: Manuscript Assessment

Was your New Year’s Resolution to polish up that special work-in-progress? From now until the end of February, the Kill Your Darlings Writers Workshop is offering all new and renewing print subscribers a year-long subscription and a 3000-word manuscript assessment, for just $100. Read more »

Kill Your Darlings Issue 20 released today

It’s finally here! Released today, Kill Your Darlings Issue 20 is now available in stores and online. Read more »

KYD No.20 teaser, ‘Beyond the Boundary: Where Are the Australian Cricket Novels?’

In the third KYD No. 20 teaser, Simon Castles examines the absence of cricket in our national literature. Read more »

KYD No.20 teaser, ‘Loving Sandra: My Partner in Crime’

In the second KYD No. 20 teaser, Lindsay Simpson remembers her friend and true crime writing partner, Sandra Harvey. Read more »

KYD No.20 teaser, ‘Patching Things Up: Kevin Andrews’ Quest to Win the Marriage Wars’

In the first KYD No. 20 teaser, Connor Tomas O’Brien reflects on Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews’ Marriage Wars. Read more »

The Kill Your Darlings Advent Calendar

To celebrate the silly season, and our exciting Christmas Subscriber Offer, we’re unlocking some of the most thought-provoking, entertaining and beautifully written content from our first 20 issues. Read more »

Kill Your Darlings Christmas Subscriber offer

Because we love to treat our wonderful readers – you! – from now until Christmas Eve, all new and renewing Kill Your Darlings print and online subscribers will go in the draw to win fabulous prizes, including a trip to MONA Museum in Hobart and an iPad mini. Read more »

October Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Omar Musa’s Here Come the Dogs

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in October, Omar Musa will discuss his path to publication and the inspiration behind his beautifully crafted novel, Here Come the Dogs. Read more »