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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.

Crime Factory's Double Debut

Crime Factory editor and publisher Liam Jose points out that, despite a fierce Lee cult following, “it seems stupid that there hasn’t been much written about him”.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

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.

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...

Disappointing Japonica

Jennifer Compton revisits, ponders and critiques one of her earlier poems, ‘Woman With Japonica’, from her first book of poetry. I went out for a walk and a wander...

Why Do You Write Poetry? – John Tranter

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