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Going Down Swinging is one of Australia’s longest-running and most respected literary journals: publishing digital as well as print and audio anthologies since 1979 and producing sensational, sold-out live events.
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Everything from sound projects to spoken word, from past editions and new content commissioned for online publication.

Going Down Swinging is one of Australia’s longest-running and most respected literary journals: publishing digital as well as print and audio anthologies since 1979 and producing sensational, sold-out live events.
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Where fierce, fresh writing lives. Here you’ll find opinions, profiles, poetry, stories, reviews, treasures from our archives and food for the mind. All the things you need to go down swinging.

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Everything from sound projects to spoken word, from past editions and new content commissioned for online publication.

Reality is a Virtue: Oculus and the Rift in Virtual Reality Gaming

Rafael S. W. trials the latest upgrade in gaming – the Oculus Rift – and considers the future of gaming and the practical applications of virtual reality. It was...

Taipei Run, Run, Run

Orienteering, bush bashing and beer: Nick Fogarty discovers the social running club.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Horses

Today there are horses bolting out of the sun, towards us in a snort of black heat. Close your eyes and the likeness of a sun remains somewhere, there...

Dark Matter

A few years ago my good friends and colleagues Alicia Sometimes, Sean M Whelan and Paul Mitchell formed Science in The Dark a collaborative directed by Alicia Sometimes to put on...

A Writer’s Silence

Omar J. Sakr learns to deal with the silence that comes with freelancing.

Lessons in Self-Sabotage

After releasing a collection of essays on the struggles and scrapes of the working artist, As Dire as its Title: Writings on the Daily Struggles of the Working Artist,...