A Language for Antarctica

Jesse Blackadder

For those living and working in the world’s last great wilderness, words and language are critical to survival. But amid this new vocabulary of Antarctic life, the bigger things – the staggering beauty, danger and immense isolation – are harder to put into words.


Everything Anyone Has Ever Said About the Pool

Ellena Savage

The municipal pool promises a Modernist idyll – all kinds of bodies rejoicing together in the pleasures of the water – but in reality that pleasure is sanitised, demarcated and politicised in the pursuit of perfect forms and perfect health.


How to Rest

Millie Baylis

Living with a chronic illness, rest and recovery is a matter of survival – and in a society obsessed with productivity, I have learned not to apologise for finding joy in small days.


‘Who Gives a Shit About Art?’

Lauren Carroll Harris

The film adaptation of Adam Cullen biography Acute Misfortune explores both the destructive masculinity upon which Cullen built his personal mythology, and the way Australian culture romanticises blokey dysfunction.


Getting Published: A KYD Writers Workshop (Melbourne)

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Join KYD co-founder Rebecca Starford in this unique writing course all about preparing your work for publication.

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Presenting a showcase of some of Australia’s best new fantasy & speculative fiction, selected from over 130 submissions!


The KYD School Writing Prize is now open!

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We’re seeking fiction and non-fiction up to 1500 words from Australian secondary students. Winners receive $500 and publication in KYD – Entries close 28 June! 

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KYD School Writing Prize award is now open!

Entries are now open for the 2019 KYD School Writing Prize! The two winners will be selected from Australian secondary schools and will receive a $500 cash prize, editorial support and publication in KYD.

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Getting Published with Rebecca Starford: A KYD Writers Workshop (Melbourne)

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Science Fiction, Fantastical, Supernatural with Angela Meyer

Join acclaimed author and publisher Angela Meyer in this unique online writing course all about long-form speculative fiction. Book Now View All Workshops

Write What Makes You Blush with Lee Kofman

Join experienced author and editor Lee Kofman for an insightful course all about writing honest and authentic memoirs. Book Now View All Workshops

So You Want to Write: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

Join Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford in this unique online writing course all about beginning and maintaining a focused creative writing practice. Book Now View All Workshops
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