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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.

The Families Behind Autism Spectrum Disorder

Unlike so many researchers of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cherie Green gets out of the lab and into the homes of families dealing with the disorder to learn how...

Review: 'Disturbance' by Ivy Alvarez

We are all, in some essence, perverted crime-gazers. We are shadows of observation, investigating from a cloud-like posse of spectators. Going Down Swinging is the extended voice of such...

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

there are important incongruities

here – the bellbird’s “pip” there – overhead, a helicopter churns nostrils flowering with eucalyptus metal mimicking the ocean wash after relentless wash of cars on highway. only a...

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...