Write for KYD

Kill Your Darlings (KYD) publishes commentary, essays, memoir, reviews, and interviews online. If you’d like to pitch to KYD we strongly recommend that you read our content first to familiarise yourself with our tone and style.

We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds and at all levels of experience to pitch and submit to KYD. We’ve put together a list of tips on pitching to help you put your best pitch forward. 

Kill Your Darlings pays all 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.

 

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.

Submissions close 5pm AEDT 31 October 2020. For more information and to pitch or submit your writing to Kill Your Darlings, visit our Submittable page.

FIRST NATIONS EDITOR-IN-RESIDENCE (Magazine)

We are now accepting non-fiction pitches and submissions from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers wanting to work with Jasmin McGaughey, Kill Your DarlingsFirst Nations Editor-in-ResidenceFor more information and to pitch or submit your writing to Kill Your Darlings, visit our Submittable page.

Please note this portal is exclusively open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers, and KYD Membership is not required.

NON-FICTION (Magazine)

Non-fiction pitches are open from 19 October-14 November

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 $39.95, 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.

NEW AUSTRALIAN FICTION (Anthology)

Fiction submissions are currently closed. Submissions for New Australian Fiction 2021 will reopen in January.

KYD publishes a yearly short story anthology titled New Australian Fiction. We strongly recommend all prospective contributors acquaint themselves with the 2019 and 2020 editions of New Australian Fiction to attain familiarity with our tone and style. We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds and all levels of experience to submit to this collection. All genres will be considered.

You must be a KYD member to be considered. To become a KYD Member from $39.95, visit our Shop.

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

 


For up-to-date information on submission callouts and opportunities throughout the year, sign up to our enews or keep an eye on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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