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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.

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

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

Counterfeited Tongues

Simulated Capital

When you lose control, sometimes the only solace is a simulated life. Matilda Dixon-Smith reflects on The Sims.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

One Hundred Random Cows

1.  Start They came to him at night to begin with and that’s how it started. That’s how the whole cow thing started.   2. Dreams Occupying the road...

Forms of Convenience

"Man in Speedos ascends to heaven in electricity-bill inferno." — Jamie Marina Lau

Why Do You Write Poetry? – Astrid L'Orange

Adam Ford tracks down poets and asks them the most difficult of questions: 'Why do you write poetry?'

Fringe Binge '13: A Yarn

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