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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’re ‘Literally’ a Grammar Nazi

Adolfo Aranjuez considers the rise of the barb 'grammar nazi' – from an editor's perspective.

Nostalgia with a Price Tag

Matilda Dixon-Smith reviews and regrets Will Gluck’s remake of Annie.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Last Words of the Old Man with the Photographic Memory

New poetry from PRISM International's John Wall Barger.

The Bedroom Philosopher Tour Diary #2

2. Excerpt from The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries — the new book from Justin Heazlewood Saturday August 14. Hobart. Brisbane Hotel. All Ages. Gig Vibe: 4.5 Venue treatment: 6 Band...

All Aboard the Poetry Bus

The concept is so crazy, it's genius. Hire a red double-decker bus and stick two poets on it.

From Poet to Playwright

After a triumphant Melbourne Fringe run, Sean M. Whelan reflects on the process behind writing his first full-length play, Everything All the Time. What do I know about writing...