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Date: 2010-2017 Note: Rebecca Starford, editor; Hannah Kent, deputy editor.
Note: 2017- Alan Vaarwerk, editor; Rebecca Starford, editor-in-chief.
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Kill Your Darlings
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'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/
Sighted: 08/02/2010

Notes

  • 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/
    Sighted: 09/02/2010

  • Kill Your Darlings ceased production of print issues in 2018. 

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2010

Works about this Work

Defying the Moment Beejay Silcox , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 400 2018; (p. 14, 16-17, 19)

'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)

How Nice Is Too Nice? Australian Book Reviews and the ‘Compliment Sandwich’ Emmett Stinson , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , November no. 60 2016;
'This article responds to an ongoing public debate about whether Australian book reviewing is ‘too nice’, which started in the literary journal Kill Your Darlings in 2010 and has continued in other literary publications. It takes up Ben Etherington’s claim that ‘too nice’ reviewing is characterised by the ‘compliment sandwich’ in which critique is surrounded by mollifying praise. It offers a ‘distant reading’ of two years of fiction reviews in the Australian Book Review, applying a manual appraisal analysis to demonstrate that book reviews in Australia’s flagship reviewing publication do often adhere to the compliment-sandwich form. The article then returns to the question of ‘too nice’ reviewing, and applies a modified Bourdieusian analysis to examine how reviewing debates have served as proxies for larger disputes between institutions and interlocutors in the literary field.' (Introduction)
Eyes Right Geordie Williamson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 -4 December 2011; (p. 12)
In a round-up of recent Australian and overseas publications,'Geordie Williamson advises on the season's most enticing reading' (p.12).
Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 June 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Kill Your Darlings 2010 periodical (29 issues); Kill Your Darlings no. 5 April 2011 periodical issue
Imagining New Worlds Rjurik Davidson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 202 2011; (p. 22-28)
Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 June 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Kill Your Darlings 2010 periodical (29 issues); Kill Your Darlings no. 5 April 2011 periodical issue
When the Booker Lost the Plot Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 6 February 2010; (p. 27)
A column canvassing current literary news including comments on the establishment of the Lost Man Booker Prize for novels published in 1970. Steger also notes the new literary journal, Kill Your Darlings.
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 February 2010; (p. 26)
A column canvassing current literary news including a report on the first issue of the literary journal Kill Your Darlings. Wyndham also notes the winner of the inaugural CAL Scribe Fiction Prize - Maris Morton for A Darker Music.
Big Game Ronnie Scott , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , June no. 197 2010; (p. 8-9)
Imagining New Worlds Rjurik Davidson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 202 2011; (p. 22-28)
Eyes Right Geordie Williamson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 -4 December 2011; (p. 12)
In a round-up of recent Australian and overseas publications,'Geordie Williamson advises on the season's most enticing reading' (p.12).

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Frequency:
Quarterly.
Range:
No.1, March 2010-
Price:
$58.00 per annum.
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