New Fiction

Speculative Fiction & Fantasy Showcase

Kill Your Darlings

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


Voice in Non-Fiction with Sarah Krasnostein

Join the award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner for a unique workshop all about research, empathy and objectivity in creative non-fiction.


The KYD School Writing Prize is now open!

Kill Your Darlings

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! 


First Book Club

Kill Your Darlings

Our May pick is Eleanor Gordon-Smith’s Stop Being Reasonable (NewSouth Books), a mind-changing exploration of the murky place where philosophy and real life meet.


Lucky Stars and Lucky Socks

Kylie Maslen

Why is astrology – seeing a new resurgence among women and queer folk – still denigrated as frivolous fairytales, while superstitions and hoodoos in sport are accepted as part of what it takes to win?

The Latest

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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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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Writing Speculative Short Stories: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

Join Lisa L. Hannett in this unique online writing course designed to give you an introduction to the world of short-form speculative fiction. 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

Introduction to Memoir: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

Join Rebecca Starford in this unique online writing course all about researching, writing and developing a work of personal memoir. Book Now View All Workshops
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