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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.

Food for Thought: The Birth of the SecondBite Poetry Prize

Anne M. Carson looks at some of the grassroots efforts being made to tackle social issues of food waste and hunger, and her journey towards the creation of the...

A Freelancer's Guide to Europe: True Stories from Edinburgh Share Houses

Online editor Megan Anderson gives up a roof, friends and financial stability to write around Europe.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

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.

The Bedroom Philosopher Tour Diary #2

2. Excerpt from The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries — the new book from Justin Heazlewood Saturday August 14. Hobart. Brisbane Hotel. All Ages. Gig Vibe: 4.5 Venue treatment: 6 Band...

Disappointing Japonica

Jennifer Compton revisits, ponders and critiques one of her earlier poems, ‘Woman With Japonica’, from her first book of poetry. I went out for a walk and a wander...

Little Black Diaries

Shannon McKeogh asks: should we read our diaries for self-help?