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McGaughey announced as KYD’s First Nations Editor-in-Residence

Kill Your Darlings (KYD) has announced writer and editor Jasmin McGaughey as the publication’s new First Nations Editor-in-Residence.

The First Nations Editor-in-Residence is a newly created role that has been established by KYD in partnership with the State Library of Queensland’s black&write! program.

McGaughey is a current editor intern at black&write! and one of 10 recipients of the Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter grants for developing writers, through which she is being mentored by Melissa Lucashenko. In her role at KYD, McGaughey will commission, edit and publish original pieces on an ongoing basis, as part of KYD’s regular publishing program.

‘I’m calling out for pieces that reflect on the lands we are privileged to exist on, how people are living during this time of rapid climate change, and the different ways in which we are connected to land,’ said McGaughey. ‘All stories/pieces are welcome from First Nations writers, and I would especially love to read pieces that revolve around the Torres Strait Islands. Inspirational, uplifting pieces are right up my alley!’

For more information, see the KYD website.


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