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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.

Crossing the Nullarbor: Part Three

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

How Digital Culture is Making You Someone Slightly Different

When I was 25, I began to suspect I wasn’t as smart as I’d been at 20. It was a few tiny things. Where a couple of repetitions had...

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

A Real Good Catch

He real nice this one. Want you to meet him. This one he real good to me. I’m happy. Real happy. Lost six kilo. Don’t know how, why. Just...

Crowdsourcing Stories with Amazon's Mechanical Turk

Entrepreneur of absurdities Adam Grant (Jafflechutes) shares a time-travelling story from his curiously curated blog, Eggs on Toast with Thyme. When we heard there was a blog of time...

Reconciling Creativity with Copy

It was the late ‘90s and I found myself riffing poetry for a then start-up company calling itself ‘Crumpler’. These bike couriers had realised the bags they’d sewn for...

Truth or Myth: 'A Writer Writes, Always'

It should be obvious that a quote about writing that has its origin in a comedy movie starring Billy Crystal wasn’t meant to be taken seriously.