Kill Your Darlings (KYD) is one of Australia’s premier literary and culture magazines, and is proud to regularly showcase the work of writers from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Following our recent MalaysiaIndonesia and New Zealand showcases, this July KYD is excited to shine a spotlight for the first time on brilliant new writing from the Philippines.

We are now accepting pitches and submissions in English for:

  • Essay/Commentary (short 1000–1500 words, or long 1500–3000 words) that sheds light on a political or cultural issue, or aspect of life in the Philippines and/or for Filipinos that readers in Australia may not understand the nuances or significance of. 
  • Memoir or personal essay (1000–1500 words) that reflects or engages with any aspect of life, identity or culture in the Philippines and/or for Filipinos.
  • Cultural criticism (1000–1500 words) that engages or illuminates a piece of Filipino culture, particularly one that readers in Australia may not understand the nuances or significance of.
  • Short fiction (1500–3000 words) that reflects or engages with any aspect of life, identity or culture in the Philippines and/or for Filipinos.

Who we’re looking for: Writers from, living in or with a significant personal connection to the Philippines. We are particularly keen to hear from writers living outside Metro Manila.

You can submit or pitch your writing here, as well as find out more details on what we are looking for. Kill Your Darlings pays all contributors a minimum of A$300.

Submissions close 5pm AEST (3pm PHT) 14 June 2020.