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An Open Letter Regarding Arts Funding Cuts

Kill Your Darlings has been following the alarming cuts to the Australia Council for the Arts and the political erosion of arms-length funding with a great deal of concern these past weeks. Read more »

June Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Rochelle Siemienowicz’s Fallen

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in June, former Killings columnist Rochelle Siemienowicz will discuss her frank, compelling and beautifully written debut memoir, Fallen: A Memoir About Sex, Religion and Marrying Too Young. Read more »

Plot: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

‘If they aren’t in interesting situations, characters can’t be major characters, not even if you have the rest of the troop talk their heads off about them.’
So said PG Wodehouse about plot. This day-long workshop is designed to teach techniques and approaches to developing a compelling, engaging and original storyline. Read more »

KYD at EWF: Nerds Gone Wild

We know that writers are word nerds, but what other passions are they hiding? Join Kill Your Darlings and six of our favourite writers as they confess their nerdy fascinations and secret obsessions. It will be a night of fun and fandom, where good taste is abandoned for a daggy celebration of the things that really make writers tick. Read more »

May Subscriber Offer: Win a watch and leather iPad sleeve from The Horse

Subscribe to Kill Your Darlings in May for the chance to win two beautiful leather products from local designers The Horse. Read more »

What We’re Reading: Readings staff share their picks from April

Looking for a book recommendation? Staff from Readings bookshop share what they’ve been reading this month. Read more »

[SOLD OUT] So You Want To Write: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

This day-long workshop is designed for those who wish to write seriously, but may be having difficulties in beginning or maintaining a focused creative writing practice. ‘So You Want To Write’ is a workshop designed to instil confidence in writers and to give them a renewed understanding of what is required to begin, continue or complete a writing project. Read more »

Kill Your Darlings Issue 21 Released!

Happy 21st to us! Released today, Kill Your Darlings Issue 21 is now available to purchase through our shop and subscribers can read it online right now – what are you waiting for? Read more »

KYD No.21 teaser, ‘Selfie-Stick Syndrome: Archive Fever, Narcissism and Social Networks’

In the third KYD No. 21 teaser, Michael Lindsey Davison looks at our desire to document our existence and the rise of the selfie-stick. Read more »

KYD No.21 teaser, ‘Panama City: 10 Notes’

In the second KYD No. 21 teaser, Kate Middleton explores the backstreets of Panama City and asks what it means to be a tourist. Read more »