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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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The Stratified Stare

Like Rooney Mara, Only Darker

What happens to your identity once you alter the shape of your face? Creative non-fiction by Madison Griffiths.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

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Underemployed

Emma Jensen treats us to another peep into the lives of four millennials.

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.

The Switcheroo

How to Make a Buck in the Henhouse

So The Monthly’s editor, John van Tiggelen, recently made public his spat with former editor (now Good Weekend editor) Ben Naparstek. If you didn’t catch it, it was all...