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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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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.

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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...

Pig Latin

Zen and the Art of the Personal Brand

Camilla Eustance meditates on the dysfunctional intersection between mindfulness culture and building a brand.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

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Do Not Shake The Bridge

A long bridge of books and paper spans the gorge. You have gone ahead and vertigo is a hand clasped round my ankle, with the gravity of flesh  ...

Catholicism Can Be Sexy: Finding Poetry In the Pews

It was the Church that taught me first about the body.

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Editing from the Country

With editors scattered across the country like a rather wild connect-the-dot drawing, the production of Going Down Swinging No. 35 has proved a unique one. Co-editor Rhys Tate gives...