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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.

Zen and the Art of the Personal Brand

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

On Acronyms

Lingua Fracas

What happens to language in wartime? Rafael S. W. looks at the implications of regulated speech.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

math class

The third daily winner of the Swinburne Microfiction Challenge.

Bot-tober 2.0

Bot-tober rolls on with two new poems from Emilie Zoey Baker and Adam Ford.

Eviction

Little Black Diaries

Shannon McKeogh asks: should we read our diaries for self-help?

How to Make a Buck in the Henhouse

So The Monthly’s editor, John van Tiggelen, recently made public his spat with former editor (now Good Weekend editor) Ben Naparstek. If you didn’t catch it, it was all...