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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.

New Slang

“Slang,” as the Bard once said, “is some wicked sick shit.”

As Sentimental as Death and TV

After a funeral, all Briohny Doyle wants to do is rewatch the final episode from Six Feet Under.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

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Why I Went to Lebanon

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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...

What Television Teaches Us About Literary Fiction

Publishers should look to television to engage with audiences, writes Paul Mitchell.