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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 throughout November and December. 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 »

Go forth and Pitch, Bitch!

Today, the first Wednesday of the month, is Pitch Bitch day. Women writers are encouraged to use the day to work on a pitch, research a pitch, or send a pitch. Read more »

Our picks for the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival

Our editorial team’s top picks for the Melbourne Writers Festival – plus, join KYD for festival drinks. Read more »

September Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Eli Glasman’s The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in September, Eli Glasman will discuss his path to publication and the inspiration behind his debut book, The Boys Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew. Read more »

KYD No.18 teaser, ‘Edges, Centres and Futures: Reflections on Being an Indigenous Speculative-Fiction Writer’

In the third and final KYD No. 18 teaser, Ambelin Kwaymullina reflects on Indigenous philosophies and histories that informed the ideas in her novels. Read more »

KYD No.18 teaser, ‘Creek Foraging: A Tribute to the Tenacity and Generosity of Weeds’

In the second KYD No. 18 teaser, Annie Raser-Rowland looks at foraging, food and urban waterways. Read more »

KYD No.18 teaser, ‘The Uncomfortable Art of Influence: Hilton Als’ White Girls and Cultural Appropriation’

In the first KYD No. 18 teaser, Caroline Hamilton looks at issues of cultural representation in art against the backdrop of Hilton Als’ new book, White Girls. Read more »

July Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Jock Serong’s Quota

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in July, Jock Serong will discuss his path to publication and the inspiration behind his debut book, a mystery novel set in a remote coastal town. Read more »