Essays


Chasing Immortality


Chloë Cooper


Pop culture increasingly views death as simply an obstacle to be overcome. Is this simple escapism, or a reflection of deeper insecurities? What happens when these expectations start leaking into our real lives?

New Fiction


Speculative Fiction & Fantasy Showcase


Kill Your Darlings


Presenting a showcase of some of Australia’s best new fantasy & speculative fiction, selected from over 130 submissions!

News


The KYD School Writing Prize is now open!


Kill Your Darlings


We’re seeking fiction and non-fiction up to 1500 words from Australian secondary students. Winners receive $500 and publication in KYD – Entries close 28 June! 

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First Book Club


Kill Your Darlings


Our May pick is Eleanor Gordon-Smith’s Stop Being Reasonable (NewSouth Books), a mind-changing exploration of the murky place where philosophy and real life meet.

Essays


Lucky Stars and Lucky Socks


Kylie Maslen


Why is astrology – seeing a new resurgence among women and queer folk – still denigrated as frivolous fairytales, while superstitions and hoodoos in sport are accepted as part of what it takes to win?

The Latest

KYD School Writing Prize award is now open!

Entries are now open for the 2019 KYD School Writing Prize! The two winners will be selected from Australian secondary schools and will receive a $500 cash prize, editorial support and publication in KYD.

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Science Fiction, Fantastical, Supernatural with Angela Meyer

Join acclaimed author and publisher Angela Meyer in this unique online writing course all about long-form speculative fiction. Book Now View All Workshops

Write What Makes You Blush with Lee Kofman

Join experienced author and editor Lee Kofman for an insightful course all about writing honest and authentic memoirs. Book Now View All Workshops

So You Want to Write: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

Join Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford in this unique online writing course all about beginning and maintaining a focused creative writing practice. Book Now View All Workshops

Writing Speculative Short Stories: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

Join Lisa L. Hannett in this unique online writing course designed to give you an introduction to the world of short-form speculative fiction. Book Now View All Workshops

Introduction to Memoir: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

Join Rebecca Starford in this unique online writing course all about researching, writing and developing a work of personal memoir. Book Now View All Workshops
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