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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.

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...

Please Stop Saying These 18 Ridiculous Phrases At Work

You do not want to remember these words and say them at work. They are the words of bad robot business.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

PRISM International: Excerpt from 'This is How I Remember You'

Once a month we’re swapping articles with Canadian literary mag PRISM to share our writers with a wider international audience.

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...

Finding the Words (Post-Birth)

Writer and past Going Down Swinging editor Jessica Friedmann reflects on birth, language, and the wavering world. I’ve lost words. Eighteen months ago I had them; neatly lined up...

Lessons in Self-Sabotage

After releasing a collection of essays on the struggles and scrapes of the working artist, musician Cam Gilmour writes about what it’s like to pour your vanities and faceplants...