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.


In 2017, 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.

To submit your fiction to KYD, please click here.


In 2017, KYD will only accept unsolicited pitches from KYD Members. This policy will allow us to increase payment to our writers, and to prioritise pitches from Members. To become a KYD Member from just $14.95, visit our Shop.

To pitch your non-fiction to KYD, please email [email protected]. Your pitch should include a relevant biography, a short description of the proposed article, length, and why it makes a good fit for KYD. Please do not send completed works.

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