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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.

You Are You Speaking for When You Speak Not-Man?

Briohny Doyle examines the criticisms of racism levelled at Lena Durham's Girls.

Kim Ho and 'The Language of Love'

Have you heard of The Language of Love? You probably should have. Stephen Fry tweeted about it. It went viral on YouTube. It crashed a website. And it was...

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Janis Ian remembers

photographs – watercolours of the past, but I remember , the coffee rings of old regrets And the smell and the taste of you, you who used to smoke,...

Crowdsourcing Stories with Amazon's Mechanical Turk

Entrepreneur of absurdities Adam Grant (Jafflechutes) shares a time-travelling story from his curiously curated blog, Eggs on Toast with Thyme. When we heard there was a blog of time...

Bridging the Writer/Non-Writer Divide

Do writing events perpetuate the myth of the divinely inspired author? Antony Scholefield considers.

My First Orgy

Writers have changed. No more are they sitting pretty in brothels and brocade drawing rooms diligently scribbling into their goat paper. No more are they sipping absinthe in bohemian...