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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 »

July First Book Club: Read an excerpt from Jock Serong’s Quota

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in July, Jock Serong will discuss the inspiration behind his debut novel, Quota, a mystery novel set in a remote coastal town. Read an excerpt from this atmospheric and intriguing book. Read more »

June Subscriber Offer: Beat the winter blues at New World Whisky

Our friends at New World Whisky want you to experience all their amazing distillery has to offer. Every new subscriber to Kill Your Darlings throughout June will receive a pass to the next open day at the distillery in July! Read more »

June First Book Club: Read an excerpt from Emily Bitto’s The Strays

I once read that the heart’s magnetic field radiates up to five metres from the body, so that whenever we are within this range of another person our hearts are interacting. The body’s silent communications with other bodies are unmapped and mysterious, a linguistics of scent, colour, flushes of heat, the dilating of a pupil. Read more »