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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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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.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Horses

Today there are horses bolting out of the sun, towards us in a snort of black heat. Close your eyes and the likeness of a sun remains somewhere, there...

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...

A Writer’s Silence

Omar J. Sakr learns to deal with the silence that comes with freelancing.

Jigsaw Puzzle Writing

There are two things that most like to do during these achingly long January days. I like to write and I like to do jigsaw puzzles. I’ve never understood...