Kill Your Darlings is delighted to launch the 2019 ​Mentors Program, a unique, comprehensive and structured editorial mentorship program designed to support early-career writers in the development of a long-form work of fiction or non-fiction.

Writers across Australia can now apply to work with Benjamin Law, Bri Lee, Danielle Binks or Rebecca Starford over a six-month period. A mentorship consists of close reading and reporting on your work in progress (10-12,000 words at a time, totalling up to 60,000 words), along with five consultations over Skype, phone or in-person over the six-month period.

Read about our mentors here.

Our mentors are experienced, award-winning writers, editors and teachers, with valuable insights into both the publishing industry and the creative regime required to craft a long-form manuscript. KYD, a publication dedicated to supporting of new and emerging writers, will only accept applications if we believe a writer will genuinely benefit from the program and the mentor nominated.

Applications are now open. Mentorships will begin in June and finish in November 2019.

Click here for more information on the program, pricing structure, and to download an application form. KYD Members receive a 5% discount on bookings.