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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

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Crime Factory's Double Debut

Crime Factory editor and publisher Liam Jose points out that, despite a fierce Lee cult following, “it seems stupid that there hasn’t been much written about him”.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

A Shortage of Santas

A friend of a friend is recruiting Santas for shopping centres and says that they are having trouble finding them. The money was slightly better than my labouring job....

in a silent way

when he finished work he saw how lovely it was to deal with the end of autumn, to walk out of the office, leave behind the all-day geometry of...

A Freelancer's Guide to Europe: Provence

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

10 Things I've Learnt about the Writing Life

1. It’s not a life. It’s a profession, a hobby, an activity or an obsession. Life goes on regardless of it. In fact, life doesn’t care whether I write...