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‘KYD’ to end print publication, launch new awards

Literary journal Kill Your Darlings (KYD) has announced that it will move to digital-only publishing in 2017.

The journal, which launched in March 2010, will release its final print edition in April 2017 and will instead focus on an expanded digital offering.

‘From 2017, KYD plans to publish twice as many Australian writers than previous years on our redesigned website, increasing the scope and range of content,’ said KYD publishing directors Rebecca Starford and Hannah Kent in a blog post.

KYD has also announced the launch of two new awards for early-career writers. The KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award is open to unpublished writers of adult fiction and nonfiction and offers a cash prize of $5000 and a mentorship with Starford and Kent. The KYD New Critic Award offers a cash prize of $4000, a mentorship with senior editorial staff and the commissioning of regular writing for KYD.

For more information on the awards, visit the KYD website here.


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