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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.

You’re ‘Literally’ a Grammar Nazi

Adolfo Aranjuez considers the rise of the barb 'grammar nazi' – from an editor's perspective.

In Defence of Slam Poetry

EZB’s response to an article in the Australian which was originally delivered as a speech at The Wheeler Centre. -Ed. A few months ago, I was featured in The...

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Dinner With the Vittrekwas

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

Wit-Bix Psychological Analysis

Excerpt from The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries — the new book from Justin Heazlewood. It’s a casual, slightly dead-shit Wednesday in Melbourne. I’m onstage, doing my bit about ‘Australia the...