Kill Your Darlings publishes regular content on our website, as well as a quarterly edition in print and online. We publish fiction and non-fiction, and have a particular interest in writing on culture, politics and society with a personal, anecdotal approach.  

Kill Your Darlings pays all its contributors.


We currently only accept submissions of NEW FICTION from KYD SUBSCRIBERS. This submission policy means we can prioritise the response time to and editorial feedback for these submissions, which is important to our commitment to nurturing and supporting emerging writers.

Subscribers wishing to submit new fiction to KYD can do so below. 


For all NON-FICTION submissions, we first require a pitch – please do not send finished work. You do not need to be a subscriber to pitch your non-fiction to KYD, but we do prioritise those pitches from subscribers.

To pitch to KYD, please email with the subject:

Print Pitch – Subscriber/Non-Subscriber


Online Pitch – Subscriber/Non-Subscriber

(Please include only the subscriber status relevant to you, with your pitch in the body of your email.)

Additional Info

We strongly recommend familiarising yourself with KYD in both print and online prior to submitting your work. The best way to know whether your writing will fit with us is to get to know our tone and style. We can always tell when a writer doesn’t know what we’re about, so please take the time to get a sense of what we do in advance.

You can now subscribe to KYD from a little as $19.95. You can also purchase back issues of the magazine, which we’re retailing for the special price of $9.95.

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.

This submission category is only open to current KYD subscribers. To become a subscriber, please visit our shop.