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KYD at the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2015

With a massive line-up of artists and events, the tricky part is working out how to see as much as possible. Check out our EWF guide below to see where you can get your KYD fix during the festival. Read more »

KYD at EWF: Nerds Gone Wild

We know that writers are word nerds, but what other passions are they hiding? Join Kill Your Darlings and six of our favourite writers as they confess their nerdy fascinations and secret obsessions. It will be a night of fun and fandom, where good taste is abandoned for a daggy celebration of the things that really make writers tick. Read more »

May Subscriber Offer: Win a watch and leather iPad sleeve from The Horse

Subscribe to Kill Your Darlings in May for the chance to win two beautiful leather products from local designers The Horse. Read more »

Kill Your Darlings Issue 21 Released!

Happy 21st to us! Released today, Kill Your Darlings Issue 21 is now available to purchase through our shop and subscribers can read it online right now – what are you waiting for? Read more »

KYD and the Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing

We are thrilled to be part of this year’s Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing. Presented as part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, this exciting prize is a significant literary award for new and emerging writers. Read more »

Changes to the KYD team

Kill Your Darlings is thrilled to welcome two killer new additions to our small, passionate team. Read more »

The Kill Your Darlings Stella Prize Shortlist Book Club

In 2015, Kill Your Darlings is once more partnering with The Stella Prize to present the Stella Shortlist Book Club. Read more »

The S.D. Harvey Short Story Award

From 2015, Kill Your Darlings is thrilled to be partnering with the Australian Crime Writers Association to publish the winner of the S.D. Harvey Short Story Award in our spring edition, as well as award a cash prize of $1000. Read more »

Join the KYD Team! Kill Your Darlings is looking for a new Deputy Online Editor

Kill Your Darlings journal is growing rapidly, and so are our website and our blog, Killings. We’re looking for someone to join our small, passionate and dedicated team in the position of Deputy Online Editor. Read more »

The KYD Highbrow vs Lowbrow Cultural Showdown: Round 2

Calling all culture vultures! If you’re spoiling for a pop culture fight, look no further than the Kill Your Darlings Highbrow vs Lowbrow Cultural Showdown: Round 2. Read more »