'Kill Your Darlings publishes fiction, feature articles and investigative journalism, essays and other creative non-fiction. Reviews of contemporary books, theatre, music and film are also welcomed. We are particularly interested in retrospectives.'
Source: Kill Your Darlings website, http://www.killyourdarlingsjournal.com/
The title Kill Your Darlings comes from a quote attributed to William Faulkner. 'As an aphorism both darkly witty and deadly serious, Kill Your Darlings perfectly encapsulates our journal's vision. Don't be afraid to speak the truth, be tongue-in-cheek, or give a little lip when it's deserved. But above all, do what you must to create literature that demands attention. Kill your darlings, if need be.'
Source: Kill Your Darlings blog, 1 September 2009, http://www.killyourdarlingsjournal.com/
Kill Your Darlings ceased production of print issues in 2018.
'Moments began as medieval measures, the time it took for a sundial’s blade of shadow to shift – ninety seconds or so, depending on the season. A slice of sunlight. A moment now carries cultural as well as temporal weight. A slice of spotlight. Increasingly, we speak of our present as a moment, as if its minutes are sprung like an ontological mousetrap, primed to snap. As Sam Anderson writes in The New York Times: ‘No nexus of events is too large or heterogeneous – no geopolitical weather too swirlingly turbulent – to avoid being reduced to the shorthand of the moment.’ (Introduction)