Writing Character and Plot

Learn how to create well-developed, complex characters, as well as techniques and approaches to developing a compelling, engaging and original storyline.

KYD Podcast: Short Stories Emerge

We love short fiction, so we’re pretty thrilled to present three masters of the form, thanks to the Emerging Writers Festival: Elizabeth Flux, Melanie Cheng and Laura Elizabeth Woollett.


The 2017 S.D. Harvey Short Story Award is now open!

Kill Your Darlings

Calling all crime writers – win up to $1000 cash prize and publication in KYD!

Film & TV

Sojourner Mythologies

Lauren Carroll Harris

A new pseudo-documentary explores modern myth-making, and the ways outsider filmmakers can show us our true selves.

June Feature – Kylie Maslen on pain and addiction

“For generations women have been told to keep quiet, to hide our pain, whether it be physical or emotional. To be in pain is to be vulnerable in a society that erases us even when we are well. So we keep our pain and ourselves hidden. We suffer in silence.”

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July 6, 2017


Hannah Kent & Rebecca Starford at Glen Eira Storytelling Festival

Join Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford as they discuss how they juggle their careers at KYD with their writing lives, and discover the ins and outs of running a literary magazine.

July 8, 2017


Writing Character and Plot: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

This day-long workshop will introduce a variety of strategies that can be used to create well-developed, complex characters as well as teach techniques and approaches to developing a compelling, engaging and original storyline.

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