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Category Archives: From the Editors


KYD Takes a Summer Break

The KYD team are taking a well-earned break over summer. The KYD office will be closed from 23 December 2015 – 11 January 2016. Read more »

Some staff news from Kill Your Darlings

2015 has been a huge year for KYD – thank you for sharing it with us. As the year comes to a close, we have some staff announcements to make. Read more »

Kill Your Darlings Seeks Contributing Editor for 2016

Kill Your Darlings is looking for a Contributing Editor to join our team in 2016. The Contributing Editor will write entertaining, informed and insightful articles for both print and online, focusing on one particular area of interest. Read more »

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 »

Presenting Three Outstanding Longform Works of Journalism

We are incredibly proud that the KYD Copyright Agency Investigative Journalism mentorship allowed three writers space to breathe and, ultimately, pursue such diverse topics at length. And now you can explore these important works for free, and discover the most commanding new voices in extended reporting. Read more »

Announcing Kill Your Darlings’ new Online Editor

It is with much excitement I announce that Veronica Sullivan is KYD’s new Online Editor. Read more »

Q and A with our illustrator Guy Shield

KYD‘s illustrator Guy Shield offers some wise tips about working as a freelance artist in the publishing industry. Read more »

Editor’s Pick: Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

On Boxing Day in 2004 an earthquake deep in the Indian ocean – the third largest ever recorded, which caused the entire Earth to shake by 1 centimetre – triggered a tsunami that devastated the coastal towns of Indonesia, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Over two hundred … Read more »

Watch KYD’s DWF book club with Luke Carman

Sydney writer Luke Carman is an exciting new voice in Australian writing, and Veronica Sullivan and I were lucky enough to chat to Luke this week at the inaugural Digital Writers’ Festival (DWF). A self-declared ‘anti-folk monologist’, Luke’s writing is remarkable Read more »

Excerpt: KYD in conversation with Junot Díaz

I have been a fan of Junot Díaz ever since I picked up a copy of his first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Díaz’s writing is crisp and funny, his characters full of life and easy to love. This is How You Lose Her … Read more »