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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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LISTEN

Everything from sound projects to spoken word, from past editions and new content commissioned for online publication.

The Guinea Pig Show

When we arrived at the Cavy Council of Victoria, everyone was already set up and grooming their guinea pigs.

Voices from the Edinburgh Fringe

Scott Wings captures the monologues of the Edinburgh Fringe after premiering his show Icarus Falling in 2014.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

PRISM International: Vavuniya via Anuradhapura by Michael Lockett, in Photos

Once a month we're swapping articles with Canadian literary magazine PRISM to share our writers with a wider audience.

On Rejection

I once thought there was only one kind of rejection slip/email: a bad one. Dear Fool, we’ve had a record number of submissions by so many amazingly talented writers...