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The Kill Your Darlings Advent Calendar

To celebrate the silly season, and our exciting Christmas Subscriber Offer, we’re unlocking some of the most thought-provoking, entertaining and beautifully written content from our first 20 issues throughout November and December. Read more »

Kill Your Darlings Christmas Subscriber offer

Because we love to treat our wonderful readers – you! – from now until Christmas Eve, all new and renewing Kill Your Darlings print and online subscribers will go in the draw to win fabulous prizes, including a trip to MONA Museum in Hobart and an iPad mini. Read more »

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 »

Adventures in reality with Oliver Mol

One of Mol’s recent pieces contains the line: ‘I want to put my bare ass on the cover of my book because not only will it make good promo but it speaks honestly about who I am.’ 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 »

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 »

Taking risks without apology: An interview with Meanjin editor Zora Sanders

On the second ever Pitch, Bitch day, Meanjin editor Zora Sanders shares her observations on the ways men and women approach pitching and discusses the respective responsibilities of editors and writers to address gender disparities. 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 »

Pushing past reluctance: An interview with Sophie Cunningham

Pitch, Bitch is a new initiative aimed at encouraging female writers to regularly pitch their work for publication. We spoke to writer Sophie Cunningham about her extensive experience as a woman reading, writing and editing. Read more »

Pitch, Bitch: A new initiative for women writers

Pitch, Bitch is a new initiative aimed at encouraging female writers to regularly pitch their work for publication. Founder Estelle Tang explains what Pitch, Bitch is, why it’s important, and how to get involved. Read more »