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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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READ

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 Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Grindingly Awful Father Figures: a Sampler

Words by Daniel East with animations by Matt Bissett-Johnson.

'Warren' by Trisha Cull

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

Locked in Limbo: What Paid Parental Leave Means for Freelancers

In February this year, I had my second child. Having a baby is a wonderful time in a writer’s life – if you’re like me, you swear black and...

Lessons in Self-Sabotage

After releasing a collection of essays on the struggles and scrapes of the working artist, musician Cam Gilmour writes about what it’s like to pour your vanities and faceplants...