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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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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.
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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.

Crossing the Nullarbor: Part Three

The dramatic finale to poet Omar J. Sakr's ambitious drive across Australia.

A Short History of Melbourne Art

The Depressionist movement emerged at the turn of the century with a group of Melbourne-based artists whose mild disappointment with almost everything could no longer go unexpressed.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Sarah White Says Thanks

Following on from Going With Fergus, Z. P. Heller searches for the serendipitous moment in Scotland. There were no otters in Otter Haven that afternoon, at least none we...

Election

Una Cruickshank’s satirical take on the 2013 federal election – Scout-style. The meeting convened in the Scout hall at exactly 7pm. Having made sure that all the parents had...

The Meditations Part III: Rafael SW on 'Deep Throat Jesus'

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 Rafael SW on his story...

A Freelancer's Guide to Europe: Glasgow

Online editor Megan Anderson gives up a roof, friends and financial stability to write around Europe.