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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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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.
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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.

And the Bird Brings the Honey

Creative non fiction from Jackie Goodlet.

On Chickens

A Place for Women in Hollywood Action Blockbusters

Matilda Dixon-Smith on Mad Max as a feminist film, and the failure of other blockbusters to keep up.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

Atlas Dharma

Cate Kennedy immerses herself in a Reader's Digest World Atlas 1961 first edition in this story from GDS #33.

Excerpt from 'The Novel Teacher'

This is a sneak preview from our up-coming Going Down Swinging #33 from Eric Yoshiaki Dando’s short story The Novel Teacher. We will be launching the new GDS #33...

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...

A Freelancer's Guide to Europe: Glasgow

Online editor Megan Anderson gives up a roof, friends and financial stability to write around Europe.