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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.

Kim Ho and 'The Language of Love'

Have you heard of The Language of Love? You probably should have. Stephen Fry tweeted about it. It went viral on YouTube. It crashed a website. And it was...

Pig Latin

The Families Behind Autism Spectrum Disorder

Unlike so many researchers of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cherie Green gets out of the lab and into the homes of families dealing with the disorder to learn how...

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

Dark Matter

A few years ago my good friends and colleagues Alicia Sometimes, Sean M Whelan and Paul Mitchell formed Science in The Dark a collaborative directed by Alicia Sometimes to put on...

Janis Ian remembers

photographs – watercolours of the past, but I remember , the coffee rings of old regrets And the smell and the taste of you, you who used to smoke,...

Pitch Proper

When I was a writing student at RMIT (twice), I was told that if I ever worked as a freelance journalist (an ill-advised career path), the best way to...

A Writer’s Silence

Omar J. Sakr learns to deal with the silence that comes with freelancing.