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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.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

PRISM International: Excerpt from 'This is How I Remember You'

Once a month we’re swapping articles with Canadian literary mag PRISM to share our writers with a wider international audience.

The Bedroom Philosopher Tour Diary #1

1. Excerpt from The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries — the new book from Justin Heazlewood Friday August 13. Launceston. Hotel New York. Crowd vibe: 3.4 Venue treatment: 5 Band morale:...

Disappointing Japonica

Jennifer Compton revisits, ponders and critiques one of her earlier poems, ‘Woman With Japonica’, from her first book of poetry. I went out for a walk and a wander...

Fringe Binge '13: A Yarn

Lily Fish unravels the creative process and mythologies behind her upcoming Melbourne Fringe performance, Yarn.