Kill Your Darlings is delighted to announce the contributors to our inaugural print collection of short stories, New Australian Fiction.

KYD has been publishing strong and challenging stories in the magazine for almost ten years,’ says KYD publishing director and series editor Rebecca Starford. ‘This year we’re very excited to publish our first print collection of stories. This collection showcases exciting new writing from established and emerging writers from all corners of the country, and we can’t wait until the book is in the hands of readers everywhere.’


  • Tony Birch
  • Zoë Bradley
  • Mikaella Clements
  • Craig Cormick
  • Laura Elvery
  • Andrea Gillum
  • Anne Hotta
  • Joshua Kemp
  • Jack Kirne
  • Julie Koh
  • Wayne Marshall
  • Chloe Michele
  • A.S. Patrić
  • Allee Richards
  • Melanie Saward
  • Gretchen Shirm
  • Khalid Warsame
  • Laura Elizabeth Woollett

We’re also thrilled to present the beautiful cover of New Australian Fiction designed by Alissa Dinallo.

New Australian Fiction will be in bookstores on Tuesday 1 October.