gds_read_icon_dark

READ

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.

 
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.
  gds_listen_icon_dark

LISTEN

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.
gds_read_icon_dark

READ

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.

gds_listen_icon_dark

LISTEN

Everything from sound projects to spoken word, from past editions and new content commissioned for online publication.

Why You Can’t Bend Language to Your Will

As with everything to do with humans, getting some kind of change to occur is a laborious process. So the first question you might be asking about bending language...

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

The Meditations Part VII: Eric Yoshiaki Dando on 'The Novel Teacher'

The Meditations is a curated series of reflections on writing and storytelling from contributors to the thirty-third issue of Going Down Swinging. This reflection comes from Eric Yoshiaki Dando on his...

PRISM International: Vavuniya via Anuradhapura by Michael Lockett, in Photos

Once a month we're swapping articles with Canadian literary magazine PRISM to share our writers with a wider audience.