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FAQ

How does my KYD Membership work?

Since 2017 KYD has been an online magazine. We now publish paywalled content for members every week. We send members an email each Monday morning with links to these articles, which you can access by logging into the website.

As well as having exclusive access to premium content, KYD Members are eligible for other incentives including:

— Full access to the complete KYD digital archive
— Entry to members-only giveaways
— Entry to the KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award and the KYD New Critic Award. If you are a KYD School Member, your students will have free entry to the KYD School Writing Prize.
— 10% discounts on all KYD Writers’ Workshops (in person and online)
— 10% discounts on all KYD manuscript assessments
— Invitations to members-only events
— Option of receiving a discounted copy of our yearly short story anthology, New Australian Fiction, every year

 

How do I access my membership discount code?

When you purchase a KYD membership, you will be automatically sent a confirmation email that includes your discount code. This code gives you a 10% discount in our shop, as well as any purchases of online workshops via the Teachable platform. Please use this same code in the Teachable shopping cart.

KYD regularly sends around reminders of the discount code to our members. If you have forgotten your code, please email: [email protected].

 


Will my KYD membership auto-renew?

Yes. All KYD memberships are set up at the time of purchase to automatically renew at the end of the subscription cycle. You will be sent a reminder 7 days before renewal to give you the option of opting-out.

You can also cancel this auto-renewal at any time by following the steps below. (See ‘How do I disable my auto-renewal for my KYD membership?’)

 

How do I disable my auto-renewal for my KYD membership?

Email [email protected] and we can do it for you, or log into your KYD account and delete your billing details.

We send a courtesy reminder about your auto-renewal 7 days before the funds are deducted from your account. If you have opted out of auto-renewal, we will also send you reminders that your subscription is due for renewal so you don’t miss out on continuing your subscription.

 

Can I order a gift subscription to KYD?

Yes, gift subscriptions can be ordered via our website. Simply click on the ‘This is a Gift’ option on the purchase page and follow the prompts. Please note that the gift recipient will be sent an automated email about their gift membership at the time of purchase.

 

Can I upgrade my KYD membership from a digital membership to the bundle membership? 

Of course! Log in to the Account Area on the KYD website and click Subscriptions/Payment Methods. Here you’ll see details of your current subscription. (If you have had multiple subscriptions then simply click on the hyperlinked number to the left of your current active subscription.) Scroll down and click Upgrade Subscription (located under the Subscription Totals heading). Select the bundle membership and click Subscribe. You’ll be taken to the checkout to pay $19.95 to upgrade your membership, and a copy of New Australian Fiction will be posted out to you ASAP!

 

What is the paywall access on the KYD website?

Non-members can read two free articles each month. Thereafter, a membership is needed to unlock access to articles and our extensive archive. To do this, you simply log in to your account using your username and password, which you established when first purchasing your membership, or you can become a member of KYD.

If you have an expired membership, you will be able to sign in but will not be able to view members-only content. If you renew your subscription (in the account area), your login details will remain the same.

If you forget your login name, or password, please email [email protected] and we will send you a reminder or set you up with new details.

 

I’m having trouble logging in — help!

Occasionally our members may have problems logging into the KYD website. We suggest you follow the steps outlined below:

1. Log out and then log in
2. Request a new password be emailed to you
3. Click back in to log in and check your subscription status
4. If in private browsing mode, turn this off
5. Clear cookies
6. Try a different browser
7. If the problem occurs on a work computer, try logging in at home or on a different monitor
8. Disable any browser extensions

If the problem persists, please [email protected] and we will investigate for you.

 

My card has expired. How do I change my payment details?

Log in to your online account. Click Subscriptions/Payment methods, then click Change Payment and enter your new card details. If you have multiple subscriptions you’ll need to click on the subscription number to the left of the current active subscription before you’ll see the Change Payment option.

 

How can I access the KYD archive?

KYD has a complete digital archive. You can search for content or browse by category (essays, commentary, interviews etc.) on our website. To access these archives, you need to be a current member. Unfortunately we are unable to provide extracted articles to teachers or students. For all extract queries, please contact [email protected].


How do KYD Writing Workshops online work?

KYD now offers a range of online writing workshops. This service operates on the Teachable platform and can be accessed here. Please note that as the Teachable platform is a separate website to KYD you will need to create a new account, and will not be able to use your KYD login details. All members receive a 10% discount on any online workshop purchase. Please use the same code you received upon becoming a member in the checkout.

KYD Online Writing Workshops are self-directed and can be undertaken at any time at your convenience; these are not interactive courses with the teachers or other students. Teachers do not currently offer feedback on writers’ work in these courses. If you are interested in feedback on your writing, please see below for more information on our manuscript assessments.


Can I buy a gift voucher for KYD Online Writing Workshops?

Yes! You can find gift vouchers in our online shop.

 

How do KYD Manuscript Assessments work?

Assessments take the form of comprehensive editorial notes that examine the key components of your manuscript (such as structure, character and plot), as well as identifying areas for further improvement.

You can find more information on our manuscript assessments here. All members receive a 10% discount on any manuscript assessment. Please use the same code you received upon becoming a member in the checkout.

 

What is the KYD Mentors Program?

The KYD Mentors Program offers 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. You can find more information here.

 

How can I join your enews list?

You can sign up for our weekly newsletter here. If you purchase a KYD membership you will automatically be added to our mailing list.

 

How can I pitch my writing to KYD?

KYD accepts unsolicited pitches from KYD Members at various times throughout the year. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers are invited to pitch without the need for a KYD Membership. We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds and at all levels of experience to pitch and submit to KYD. KYD pays all of its contributors. You can find more information about our submission process here.

Can I apply for an internship with KYD?

KYD no longer offers unpaid internships. You can read this brilliant piece by Samantha Forge (The First Rung: How Unpaid Internships Perpetuate Privilege) to learn more about why this is.

Does KYD offer work experience?

Unfortunately KYD does not have the office space to offer work experience to school students. If you’re interested in work experience in the publishing industry we suggest having a look at the members list of the Small Press Network to get an idea of other organisations you could approach.

 

If you have a question that has not been answered here please email [email protected] and we’ll be glad to help you.

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