Write for KYD

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

Speculative Fiction/Fantasy Showcase

Update, 20 Feb 2019: Due to the overwhelming number of submissions received for our Speculative Fiction/Fantasy Showcase, and subsequent extra time required to assess them, writers will be informed of the outcome of their submission in early April. We apologise for the delay and any inconvenience.

Anthology: New Australian Fiction

Update, 6 March 2019: Due to the overwhelming number of submissions received for our New Australian Fiction anthology, and subsequent extra time required to assess them, writers will be informed of the outcome of their submission in early to mid May. We apologise for the delay and any inconvenience.

NON-FICTION (Magazine)

Non-fiction pitches for Kill Your Darlings magazine are currently closed. Check our social media and e-newsletter for updates and callouts.

When open, KYD accepts unsolicited pitches from KYD Members. This policy allows us to increase payment to our writers, and to provide timely feedback where possible. To become a KYD Member from just $17.50, visit our Shop.

FICTION (Magazine)

We are not currently accepting general fiction submissions for Kill Your Darlings magazine. Special callouts for themed fiction showcases and other opportunities will be made throughout the year.  

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