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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 Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Cujo by Stephen King

Glorious Kingdom

He’s waiting for me. He’s just sitting there, in his car in the parking lot outside the store, biding his time.

Library of Congress

We sat and listened to the rain fall. Me and Eduard nursing our whiskies. Ice disappearing, drinks turned oil spills. Eduard’s huge horse eyes blinked slow. On our seventh-storey...

The Switcheroo

Every three weeks, seven-time Going Down Swinging contributor Paul Mitchell will provide insight into the practicalities of a writing life: from staying inspired to surviving.  Once people get over...

This New Grub Street: The Rise of the Creative Writing Course

Is the creative writing course the new 'Grub Street'? Kim Sherwood investigates.