A little alert about the doings of the Kill Your Darlings team:

On Saturday 15 May, KYD Editor Rebecca Starford will be reading at A Bridge for Short Attention Spans – a showcase of thirty writers and editors (Brunswick Street Gallery, 7pm – 10pm).

Towards the end of the month, we’re participating in the Emerging Writers’ Festival. Online Editor Estelle Tang will be hosting 15 Minutes of Fame, in which emerging writers discuss their new publications. 15 Minutes of Fame is on every night from Monday 24 May to Thursday 27 May, 7pm at the Wheeler Centre Performance Space. Kill Your Darlings will also be at the Page Parlour at the EWF, an afternoon of stalls showcasing various literary journals, zines, magazines, indie titles and hand-crafted storybooks (Sunday 23 May, 12pm to 5pm at The Atrium, Federation Square).

Read Associate Editor Jo Case’s article about sharing custody of her son in The Age last week.

Also, this month, the first ten new subscribers to Kill Your Darlings will receive a double pass to Harry Brown (starring Michael Caine), thanks to Icon Films. An edgy Brit-crime film, Empire magazine describes it as ‘the UK’s answer to Gran Torino’ – and the tickets are valued at $35. Please click here to take advantage of this special offer. [Please note: your subscription will begin with Issue Two, released on July 1]. All winning subscribers will be immediately notified by email.