Kill Your Darlings (KYD) Unpublished Manuscript Award

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The KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award supports the development of an early-career author, providing them with the opportunity to work with industry professionals, and assisting them in creating publishing pathways in the future.  The winner will receive a cash prize of $4 000.

This year KYD are offering more development opportunities than ever, with the KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship awarded to this year’s shortlist:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation and all meals at the historic Varuna
  • Intensive and personalised editorial mentoring with KYD publishing director, Rebecca Starford, for the duration of the fellowship
  • Daily workshopping with other shortlisted writers
  • Additional professional development services facilitated by Varuna

Applications close 30 April 2019


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