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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 Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Horses

Today there are horses bolting out of the sun, towards us in a snort of black heat. Close your eyes and the likeness of a sun remains somewhere, there...

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...

The Meditations Part II: Valery Petrovskiy on 'Sharm el-Sheikh'

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 Valery Petrovskiy on his story...

Why Do You Write Poetry? – Stu Hatton

Adam Ford tracks down poets and asks them the most difficult of questions: ‘Why do you write poetry?’