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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.

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On Rejection

I once thought there was only one kind of rejection slip/email: a bad one. Dear Fool, we’ve had a record number of submissions by so many amazingly talented writers...