Conversation with Rachel Kushner

Alice Cottrell

The author of the Man Booker-shortlisted The Mars Room on guilt, privilege, empathy and the bizarre realities of the US prison system.


Conversation with Ling Ma

Alan Vaarwerk

The author of hit debut Severance on the dangers and comforts of routine, reclaiming space, and the visceral pleasure of destroying New York in fiction.


The Method and the Madness

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

For writers who ascribe to the practice of ‘method writing’, the ability to fully inhabit a character’s tastes, habits and personality can be creatively rewarding and exhilarating. But is the practice sustainable? What happens when method writing goes too far?


Trying to Breathe

Kaya Wilson

The controversial Belgian film Girl, about a young trans ballerina, is intended as an exercise in intimacy – but its inability to see its protagonist as more than her body embodies the problem with the cis gaze in trans stories.


Does It Also Feel This Way To You?

Rebecca Varcoe

What good is art if you need a university degree to appreciate it? A community-focused street art festival in country Victoria not only brings colour and vibrancy to local streets, but prompts broader reflections on the ways we consume, value and bond over art.


Science Fiction, Fantastical, Supernatural

Kill Your Darlings

Melbourne: Join acclaimed author and publisher Angela Meyer in this unique writing course all about long-form speculative fiction.

KYD Mentors Program

Applications are now open for unique, comprehensive and structured 6-month editorial mentorships with Benjamin Law, Bri Lee, Danielle Binks or Rebecca Starford.


Unpublished Manuscript Award now open!

Kill Your Darlings

Now in our third year of supporting the development of early-career authors – you could win $4000 and a week-long Varuna residency! Entries close 30 April!


Announcing the KYD School Writing Prize

Kill Your Darlings

Introducing a new award designed to develop, mentor, edit and publish the work of two writers from Australian secondary schools. Entries open 23 April! 


First Book Club

Kill Your Darlings

Our April pick is Melissa Ferguson’s The Shining Wall (Transit Lounge), a fiercely feminist exploration of a post-apocalyptic future.

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KYD Unpublished Manuscript award now open!

Entries are now open for the 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award! Shortlisted entrants receive a week-long KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship, including intensive workshopping and mentorship from industry professionals, with the winner receiving a $4000 cash prize!

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Science Fiction, Fantastical, Supernatural: A KYD Writers Workshop (Melbourne)

Join acclaimed author and publisher Angela Meyer in this unique writing course all about long-form speculative fiction.

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Voice In Non-Fiction with Sarah Krasnostein: A KYD Writers Workshop (Melbourne)

Join award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein for this unique writing course all about voice in creative non-fiction.

From: $199

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