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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...

A Recipe for Frittata (and Anxiety)

Joel Burrows cooks a frittata.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

Excerpt from 'Doughnut Eaters' by Diane Bracuk

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

The Curse

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 IV: Anne M. Carson on 'The Limits of Goodwill'

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 Anne M. Carson on...

Sender Beware: Editorial Bias in Australian Poetry

Paul Mitchell examines the editorial biases at work in the Australian poetry community.