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Ten More Years of KYD


Kill Your Darlings


Final week: Help us celebrate our tenth birthday and support Australian writers for years to come – heaps of great rewards available!

Essays


A State of Slogans


Kate Cantrell


Queensland loves to sell itself with a slogan – but the story of the Sunshine State is one of deep contradictions, and its relentless self-promotion has long been in conflict with Queenslanders’ self-perception in literature and culture.

Books & Publishing


A Public Disease


Kylie Maslen


At once a cultural, academic and personal unpacking of bipolar disorder and the messy ethics of mania, Sam Twyford-Moore’s The Rapids is a valuable addition to the growing list of books exploring what it is to live with an unruly mind.

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First Book Club


Kill Your Darlings


Kill Your Darlings’ First Book Club pick for November is Trace by Rachael Brown (Scribe), a mesmerising look at the investigation behind the hit true crime podcast. Read an extract and join us for an in-conversation event!

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Introduction to Writing Young Adult Fiction


Kill Your Darlings


Learn how to develop narratives from a teenager’s point of view in our new online workshop.

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KYD's Queensland showcase

Presenting a showcase of brilliant new writing from Queensland. Read Kate Cantrell on Queensland’s obsession with slogans, Melanie Myers on coming of age in a controversial politico-religious group, Cameron Summers-Borchard‘s reflection on ‘ugly’ Brisbane and the power of water, and new fiction from Ellen van Neerven – plus a giveaway!

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