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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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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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The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

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Publish or Perish

Paul Mitchell on the pressure creative writing academics face to maintain their vocations.

10 Things I've Learnt about the Writing Life

1. It’s not a life. It’s a profession, a hobby, an activity or an obsession. Life goes on regardless of it. In fact, life doesn’t care whether I write...