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Halfway to Don Quixote

Happy Halloween! Just a reminder that there are still two weeks left before the next Kill Your Darlings Culture Club podcast (airing November 14), in which I’ll be discussing Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote with Text Publishing’s Caro Cooper and The Lifted Brow‘s Ronnie Scott – yes, … Read more »

Italian Vogue accepting pitches via blog comments

Franca Sozzani of Italian Vogue has revealed that they are accepting story pitches via her blog: By next Tuesday you must send us the topics you would like to cover. Please write them in the comments below this post. … This is an opportunity to put yourselves … Read more »

Kill Your Darlings Special Single Issue Purchase Offer

Need to catch-up on past issues of Kill Your Darlings? We have a special offer for KYD fans: Issues Two, Three and Four are now available for purchase at a very special price. Normally $18, until 31 August only $10 each! (and we’ll cover the postage too) … Read more »

Welcome to the new Kill Your Darlings website!

Welcome to the new Kill Your Darlings website! We’re delighted to have such a great new home. We invite you take a look around – go on, get comfortable. Thanks to Studio Skiing for our new home. Read more »

Over Here at SWF: Mandy Sayer, Elizabeth Stead and Mardi McConnochie on war-time Sydney

One of the things I love about writers’ festivals is the surprises – the authors you’ve never read and don’t know much about who unexpectedly captivate or intrigue you. I’ve had Elizabeth Stead’s novel, The Sparrows of Edward Street, on my bookshelves for months, but hadn’t yet … Read more »

The Count at SWF: on the representation of women writers in reviews, prizes and genre writing

I kicked off my Sydney Writers Festival with ‘The Count’, a session on the underrepresentation of women in Australia’s literary pages – and in the literary scene in general. It was chaired by Miles Franklin longlisted author Kirsten Tranter (The Legacy) and featured both The Australian literary … Read more »

Who likes short shortlists? (On the sausagefest problem)

The Miles shortlist has been announced, and one thing you can’t call it is predictable. The first thing that comes to mind is how short it is, with just three books selected from a nine-book longlist: Bereft by Chris Womersley (might I boast, a contributor to KYD … Read more »

Kill Your Darlings is looking for an Online Intern

That’s right: we’re looking for an Online Intern. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team, and to have extensive and practical experience in the publishing industry. The position is voluntary and the intern will report directly to the Online Editor. Expressions of interest are requested by … Read more »

Women in Print: An International Women’s Day Discussion

  Left to right: Rebecca Starford, Sophie Cunningham, Monica Dux, Louise Swinn On the hundredth anniversary of International Women’s Day, over 100 bookish types packed among the shelves of Readings Carlton in Melbourne to hear a panel of Australian literary women talk about the very timely hot … Read more »

Sympathy for the devil: in defence of the Tiger Mother

KYD associate editor Jo Case struggles past the media hype to discover the real message at the heart of Amy Chua’s controversial ‘mother memoir’. Once upon a time, motherhood memoirs were carefully painted in pastel hues designed to flatter the artist– if they existed at all. But … Read more »