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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.

 
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 Stratified Stare

Tessa Toumbourou writes on the hierarchy of who looks and is looked at in Jakarta.

Working, Thinking

I’m at that point where even though I work and things get drawn and it’s evolving – I feel like it isn’t going anywhere.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

One Hundred Random Cows

1.  Start They came to him at night to begin with and that’s how it started. That’s how the whole cow thing started.   2. Dreams Occupying the road...

Library of Congress

The Bedroom Philosopher Tour Diary #3

3. Excerpt from The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries — the new book from Justin Heazlewood Saturday 14th. Hobart. Brisbane Hotel. All-Ages Gig vibe: 8 Venue treatment: 1 Band morale: Good....

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...

Bridging the Writer/Non-Writer Divide

Do writing events perpetuate the myth of the divinely inspired author? Antony Scholefield considers.