Kill Your Darlings publishes commentary, essays, memoir, reviews, interviews and fiction online, with a particular interest in writing on culture, politics and society with a personal, accessible approach.  

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.

Kill Your Darlings is proud to publish writers at varying stages  of their careers, from new and emerging voices to established and  well-known writers. We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds and at  all levels of experience to pitch and submit to us.

Kill Your Darlings pays all of its contributors.

FICTION

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.

NON-FICTION

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.

STATE & TERRITORY SHOWCASES

In 2018 Kill Your Darlings is running a series of state and territory showcases, shining a spotlight on writers outside the south-eastern cultural centres. Special callouts for pitches and submissions for these showcases will be made throughout the year. 

Fiction and non-fiction submissions are currently closed. Stay tuned to our social media and e-newsletter for details on when submissions reopen.

Kill Your Darlings publishes commentary, essays, memoir, reviews, interviews online. We strongly recommend all prospective KYD contributors acquaint themselves with the material we publish, and 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.


Only pitches from active KYD Members will be accepted. To become a member from just $14.95, click here


Your pitch should include a relevant biography, a short description of the proposed article, length, and why it makes a good fit for KYD. (Further tips on crafting a strong pitch can be found here.) Please do not send completed works.


Please note: Unfortunately publication slots are very limited, and we cannot accept all the work we would like to. We endeavour to respond to pitches within 2–3 weeks of submission, though can sometimes take longer at certain busy times of the year. If your pitch is relevant to a specific date, please let us know.

Kill Your Darlings regularly publishes short fiction online.

We strongly recommend all prospective KYD contributors acquaint themselves with the material we publish, and 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.

Only submissions from active KYD Members will be accepted. To become a member from just $14.95, click here
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