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.

FICTION (General)

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.

Our next round of fiction submissions will be open from 19 July to 11:59pm AEDT 30 September.


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.

Our next round of non-fiction submissions will be open from 19 July to 11:59pm AEDT 31 August.

We’re looking for fiction and non-fiction contributors for our upcoming Western Australia Showcase.

Similar to our recent South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania showcases, we’re looking for fiction, memoir and commentary pieces that reflect or engage with WA life, identity or culture.

Submissions are open 18 July – 11:59pm AEDT (9:59pm AWST) 13 August. See our Submittable page for full details.

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

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