Write for KYD

Kill Your Darlings publishes commentary, essays, memoir, reviews, and interviews online.

We strongly recommend to all who submit that they read KYD to acquaint themselves with the material we publish, and to attain familiarity with our tone and style.

We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds and at all levels of experience to pitch and submit to KYD.

Kill Your Darlings pays all of its contributors.

Please note that Submittable is a separate platform to the KYD website, so you’ll need to create a new account there and cannot use your KYD login details.

 

NEW AUSTRALIAN FICTION 2020 (Anthology)

KYD is now accepting unsolicited submissions to our second anthology of new short fiction, due to be published in September 2020. All genres will be considered.

We strongly recommend all prospective contributors acquaint themselves with the 2019 New Australian Fiction anthology and the fiction we publish more broadly to attain familiarity with our tone and style. We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds and all levels of experience to submit to this collection.

You must be a KYD member to be considered. To become a KYD Member from $32.95, visit our Shop.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers are invited to submit without the need for a KYD Membership.

Submissions close 2 March 2020 – For more information and to submit your work, visit our Submittable page.

 

KYD REGIONAL VICTORIAN WRITERS PROGRAM (Magazine)

The KYD Regional Victorian Writers Program is now open to writers throughout Victoria. Submissions are now open for commentary, essays, memoir and fiction to be published online in Kill Your Darlings magazine.

For more information and to pitch or submit your writing to Kill Your Darlings, visit our Submittable page.

 

NON-FICTION (Magazine)

Non-fiction pitches are open from 1–29 February 2020. 

KYD accepts unsolicited pitches from KYD Members at various times throughout the year. This policy allows us to increase payment to our writers, pay our staff and provide timely feedback where possible. To become a KYD Member from $32.95, visit our Shop.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers are invited to pitch without the need for a KYD Membership.

For more information and to pitch or submit your writing to Kill Your Darlings, visit our Submittable page.

 

MALAYSIA SHOWCASE (Magazine)

Non-fiction pitches are open from 1–29 February 2020. 

In April 2020, KYD in partnership with Monash University will present our first ever Malaysia Showcase. We’re currently accepting pitches and submissions of fiction and non-fiction in English by writers from, living in or with a significant personal connection to Malaysia. If you identify as ‘a Malaysian writer’, we’d love to hear from you!

Submissions close 10 March 2020: For more information and to pitch or submit your writing, visit our Submittable page.

 

COMING SOON: 2020 KYD UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT AWARD

Entries for the 2020 ​KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award and 2020 KYD Varuna/Copyright Agency Fellowship will open on Monday, 2 March 2020 and close at midnight AEST Thursday 30 April 2020. For more information, click here. 

 


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