We’re delighted to reveal the cover design and contributors to our sixth print anthology of short stories, New Australian Fiction 2024!

‘This is my third time as series editor of New Australian Fiction. As always, I thank my lucky stars that I’m allowed to do this job,’ says Suzy Garcia:

‘There’s a special kind of thrill in seeing stories in drafts and following their journey into bookshops and libraries, into the minds and hearts of readers all around the country—and even more faraway places. It has been heartening to see there is still a passionate audience for short fiction, and thank everyone who gave the previous editions such an enthusiastic reception.

Alongside the Kill Your Darlings team, and all the talented people who have helped bring this book into existence, I am so excited to share these fifteen wonderful tales. They embody the diversity and dynamism of our national literature, pushing boundaries and speaking boldly and beautifully to the present moment.’


  • Jumaana Abdu
  • Dominic Amerena
  • Alice Bishop
  • Behrouz Boochani
  • Ennis Ćehić
  • Paige Clark
  • Ceridwen Dovey
  • Kathryn Gledhill-Tucker
  • Erin Gough
  • Lee Hana
  • Tracey Lien
  • Lucy Nelson
  • Daley Rangi
  • Josephine Rowe
  • Aisling Smith

New Australian Fiction 2024 will be in bookstores on Sunday 1 September.

Alissa Dinallo designed the beautiful cover.

Until 31 July, get $5 off pre-orders at the KYD shop with the discount code 24NAF5off. (KYD bundle members automatically receive a $10 discount! Become a bundle member here.)

Find more information about the previous editions here.

This project was made possible through the support of Creative Australia.