Illustration: Guy Shield

Kill Your Darlings is delighted to announce our inaugural print collection of new short fiction will be published in October 2019.

New Australian Fiction will showcase fifteen stories from Australia’s best and brightest established and emerging writers. KYD publishing director and series editor Rebecca Starford will both commission and select stories from a general call-out. KYD magazine will continue to publish short fiction online, expanding the offerings of this content by commissioning genre showcases throughout 2019, beginning with speculative fiction/fantasy in April and crime fiction in September, to appeal to new and more diverse online audiences.

KYD has always published strong, challenging stories in the magazine,’ Starford says. ‘We’re all really excited to be collating an entire book of new fiction for our readers and discovering a whole range of new talent. We know there is an audience out there hungry for more Australian short fiction. In the spirit of our publishing program, we hope to showcase a range of stories from writers with distinct voices, style and experience from all corners of Australia.’

Submissions for New Australian Fiction open at 9am, Monday, 5 November 2018, and will close 5pm, Tuesday 31 January 2019.

For more information on how to submit, please visit KYD’s Submittable page.