Kill Your Darlings is launching its first ever readers survey. We’re keen to hear your thoughts on our journal and website – from the range and quality of our content to the ways you access and consume it. As a sweetener, those who complete the survey go … Read more
We’re excited to announce the first Kill Your Darlings book club will be held Wednesday 24th April, between 1.30pm & 5pm! As previously announced, we’ll be discussing Gillian Flynn’s bestselling detective novel, Gone Girl. Editor Rebecca Starford and Deputy Editor Hannah Kent will be moderating the discussion through the Kill Your Darlings Twitter … Read more
Kill Your Darlings is looking for podcast contributors to help grow the KYD podcast. Knowledge of Australian arts, culture and social commentary is handy; and a flair for insightful, topical and humorous podcasting is a must. Your podcasts will be featured on the homepage of www.killyourdarlingsjournal.com, promoted via … Read more
From now until Christmas, you can give the perfect gift – a subscription to Kill Your Darlings – and keep a treat for yourself. Purchase a gift subscription today and you can choose between a copy of Chloe Hooper’s The Engagement, Geordie Williamson’s The Burning Library and … Read more
‘One of the strongest and most multi-faceted of Australia’s literary journals’ – The Australian ‘With a few more pushes, we could have our very own Granta’ – The Age Inspired by the length and breadth of interviews found in the iconic Paris Review, Kill Your Darlings each issue publishes a conversation with an … Read more
Margaret is an important and beautiful movie which, after years of legal wrangling, never really made it to our cinema screens. Most of the trouble, supposedly, was in trying to get an edit of the film on which director Kenneth Lonergan and its producers could agree – … Read more
Last month, Kill Your Darlings bid a sad farewell to our wonderful online editor Estelle Tang and designer extraordinaire Anne-Marie Reeves, who are both moving on to pursue other projects. A massive thanks from all at KYD – the publication wouldn’t be what it is today without … Read more
Kindle users will be pleased to learn the current issue of Kill Your Darlings is available for purchase. Don’t forget: e-book versions of Issue 11 are also available through Booki.sh, with KOBO coming soon!
In the latest issue of Kill Your Darlings, journalist Eiley Ormsby investigates Silk Road – the ‘eBay of illegal drugs.’ Eiley spoke about her essay, and the controversial ‘war on drugs,’ on Radio National’s Life Matters this morning. You can listen to the audio here. You can also read Ormsby’s fascinating essay … Read more
Due to popular demand, Kill Your Darlings will host a second workshop on ‘Getting Out of Your Own Way’ on Sunday 2 December at Fitzroy Library. Writing is challenging, but many courses that seek to support writers don’t tackle the one thing that really holds your writing … Read more
I recently reread 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker, published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. For those unfamiliar, 20 Under 40 collates stories originally published in The New Yorker magazine from 20 of their more exciting contributors, all under 40 years of age … Read more
Many of us have a favourite local musician whom we stalk from pub to pub, year after year, hoping they’ll eventually recognise us, thank us profusely for our loyalty and support, and buy us a drink, which will be the first of many drinks and the beginning … Read more
Until this year, cookbooks had managed to evade all those doomsday prophecies about the death of the book. But in March, a Sydney Morning Herald article dared to ask the question on every worried bibliophile’s mind: is the cookbook dead? Have food blogs, cooking apps and ebooks … Read more
It is fair to say that contemporary sportspeople do not often make scintillating speakers; that’s not their job. But it is sometimes painful to see people with such skill appear so breathtakingly vacuous when asked to reflect on the processes of being an athlete. And this is … Read more
I recently spent three glorious weeks in Europe, thanks largely to my alter ego Corporate Serje, who had work commitments in Stockholm and London. When I was unshackled from my suit I made my way via taxi, train and bus to Haworth, a village in Yorkshire located … Read more
. The Engagement is a tense character study of a man and a woman trapped by lies and deceit, but there is a strong third character in the story: Victoria’s Western District. How familiar are you with this landscape which you evoke so beautifully and so terrifyingly? … Read more
Here’s a sneak peek at the fabulous cover for our upcoming issue, released October 10! Stay tuned to our website, Facebook and Twitter for further teasers over the next fortnight.
In conjunction with Express Media, Kill Your Darlings is excited to present a special in-conversation event with KYD Deputy Editor, Hannah Kent. Hannah will be speaking about her remarkable debut novel, Burial Rites, which explores the case of the last woman to be publicly beheaded in Iceland in 1829. Due for release in 2013, … Read more
Kindle readers rejoice! We’re excited to announce issues 8, 9 and 10 of Kill Your Darlings are now available as an e-book through Amazon. Don’t forget: e-book versions of Kill Your Darlings are also available through booki.sh, Kobo and readcloud.
Thanks to Hopscotch Entertainment, Kill Your Darlings is giving away four DVD copies of This Must Be the Place. Featuring Academy Award winning actor Sean Penn and a soundtrack by David Byrne, This Must Be the Place is a unique and vibrant modern day road movie. To enter, simply sign up to the Kill … Read more
For many, Angela Meyer’s LiteraryMinded is the go-to blog when chasing up literary news, reviews and interviews. Having just celebrated her blog’s five-year anniversary, Angela can now boast the rather techno-savvy term ‘vlogger’ as part of her online credentials. We chat with Angela about her new video podcast, … Read more
We’re very excited about the launch of our tenth issue on Monday 9 July. If, like us, you can’t wait that long, then don’t worry – we’ll be posting teasers on Killings, Facebook and Twitter all throughout next week!
Thanks to Margaret River Press, Kill Your Darlings is giving away a copy of Things That Are Found in Trees and Other Stories. ‘This compact, elegantly printed and bound collection edited by master-storyteller Richard Rossiter’ (William Yeoman, The West Australian) contains winning entries from the inaugural 2011 Margaret River Short Story Competition. To … Read more
This competition has closed. Some of the biggest names at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival will be coming to Melbourne to take part in the Wheeler Centre’s eclectic new series, Ten Writers, Five Double-Bills. Luckily for us, the Wheeler Centre has very generously given Kill Your Darlings … Read more