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Rage Against the Marriage: The inanity of same sex marriage debate in Australia

I am someone who is completely comfortable in my sexuality, and who classifies myself as the genus Lesbionisos. I am 100% certain that I am not abnormal, an abomination, or in any way inferior to heterosexual people. Sometimes I even secretly think non-heterosexuals might be superior. But I haven’t always been this assured. Read more »

Breathing In, Singing Out: Three notions of voice in writing

While some writers take many years to find their voice, due to constraints of time, money or responsibilities, for other writers the same constraints may actually help them find their voice: writing becomes a necessity, a way of rendering their cage in order to understand it better. Read more »

KYD Readers’ Survey – win a bike!

Take the 5 minute Kill Your Darlings readers’ survey to go into the draw to win a Reid Cycles bike! Read more »


Lest we forget that before John Green, Australia had John Marsden, prior to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter we had Isobelle Carmody’s Elspeth Gordie, and we embraced Melina Marchetta as the voice of a generation long before Sarah Dessen. Read more »

Young Adults Talk Young Adult Fiction: The Level 87 Book Club

Ahead of our upcoming event examining the state of contemporary Australian YA, we asked the teens of 100 Story Building’s Level 87 Book Club for their thoughts on OzYA: What did they love? What did they hate? Hear their responses for yourself. Read more »

Kill Your Darlings Issue 22 Released!

Hooray! Released today, Kill Your Darlings Issue 22 is now available to purchase through our shop and subscribers can read it online right now – what are you waiting for? Read more »

The (Literary) Trivia Night to End All Trivia Nights Returns on the 23rd of July!

Do you know why a raven is like a writing desk? Can you name every Booker prize winner from the past decade? If just the thought of answering these questions has worked you up into a literary lather, then we have the event for you! Read more »

Angela Meyer joins Killings as Literary Columnist

Kill Your Darlings is thrilled to announce that Angela Meyer will be joining the Killings team as our Literary Columnist. Read more »

KYD No.22 teaser: ‘No Such Thing As Monsters’

In the third teaser from KYD issue 22, Carody Culver revisits Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’. Read more »

Dumb Flesh, Rave Cave, and the Peril and Promise of Solo Side Projects

It’s not difficult to understand the motivations behind a solo side project – that is, a musician best known for their work in a band releasing music made by themselves under a different moniker. Musicians’ appetites are, in general, pretty broad, and working within the confines of a band with a defined aesthetic must start to chafe after a while. Read more »