gds_read_icon_dark

READ

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.

 
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.
  gds_listen_icon_dark

LISTEN

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.
gds_read_icon_dark

READ

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.

gds_listen_icon_dark

LISTEN

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

Counterfeited Tongues

"Would I be another person if I had a voice defined and rooted in my mother tongue?"—Devana Senanayake

MINCING

Essay by Carly Stone & art by Linda Liu.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

Excerpt from 'Doughnut Eaters' by Diane Bracuk

Once a month we're swapping posts with Canadian literary magazine PRISM to share our writers with a wider audience.

Books I've Lost: The Witches by Roald Dahl

"As a joke, we’d started talking in American accents, which my dad hated." — Oliver Mol

The Meditations Part V: Melissa Howard on 'The Beginner's Guide to Travelling With Children'

The Meditations is a curated series of reflections on writing and storytelling from contributors to the thirty-third issue of Going Down Swinging. This reflection comes from Melissa Howard on her piece...

PRISM International: Vavuniya via Anuradhapura by Michael Lockett, in Photos

Once a month we're swapping articles with Canadian literary magazine PRISM to share our writers with a wider audience.