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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.

Voices from the Edinburgh Fringe

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

Welcome to Emergency

Paul Mitchell spends a night in the emergency waiting room, waiting.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Sarah White Says Thanks

Following on from Going With Fergus, Z. P. Heller searches for the serendipitous moment in Scotland. There were no otters in Otter Haven that afternoon, at least none we...

'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.