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.

KYD’s New Australian Fiction anthology

Kill Your Darlings is delighted to announce that our inaugural anthology of new short fiction will be published in October 2019. We are currently accepting unsolicited submissions for consideration for this collection via our Submittable page. All genres will be considered.

We strongly recommend all prospective contributors acquaint themselves with the fiction we publish to attain familiarity with our tone and style. We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds and all levels of experience to submit to this collection. Submissions will close 5pm, Thursday 31 January 2019.

Please follow these guidelines on submission:
• Submissions should be in PDF format, size 12, double spaced, Times New Roman font.
• Stories must be between 2000–6000 words.
• Stories, or fragments of these stories, must be previously unpublished.
• Include a short cover letter with relevant biography (no more than 50 words).
• You must be a KYD Member to be considered. Memberships start from $17.50.

FICTION (Online)

In 2018, KYD will only consider unsolicited fiction submissions from KYD Members. This policy enables us to prioritise the reading of work from our members and provide as much timely editorial feedback as possible.

Fiction submissions are currently closed.


In 2018, KYD will only accept unsolicited pitches from KYD Members. This policy will allow 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.

Non-fiction submissions are currently closed.

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

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