News

Check back here for news about submission dates, launches and events.

Sometimes Cancer Has to Be Hilarious+

Cancer isn’t funny, but it’s definitely good for a laugh. Anyone who’s heard Tig Notaro’s famous comedy set performed in shock...

Read More+ 6 days ago

Funding Cuts Will Diminish Australian Culture+

This open letter lays out a case against proposed government cuts to Australian arts organisations, and is signed by an...

Read More+ 2 months ago

Derrick Brown Australian tour schedule+

Ten dates in four cities for a writer with one of the world’s most bullshit-exciting CVs. He’s performed at Glastonbury...

Read More+ 2 months ago

GDS presents: One Night Wonders+

Going Down Swinging is Breakfast-Club-air-punch happy to announce One Night Wonders, a series of top-class spoken word shows to run throughout 2014. “What...

Read More+ 3 months ago

Derrick Brown to tour Australia this May+

Acclaimed US writer Derrick Brown will visit Australia for the first time in late May, on a live tour supported...

Read More+ 4 months ago
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Ships in the Night: GDS Hits Perth+

As we prepare for Going Down Swinging’s first-ever WA launch, our Perth-based deputy ed Simon Cox reflects on the Perth...

Read More+ 8 months ago

Darren Song Illustrates No. 35+

The 35th issue of Going Down Swinging is almost here (it’s so close!). A chockers print and audio anthology that will...

Read More+ 8 months ago

No. 35 Launch Party+

Party with us in Fitzroy next Friday as we celebrate the launch of Going Down Swinging No. 35: a very...

Read More+ 8 months ago

GDS No. 35 Cover Revealed+

After many months of gestating, the new cover design for the new Going Down Swinging No. 35 is here. The anthology...

Read More+ 8 months ago

New Addition to Editorial Team+

We’re ecstatic to announce Rhys Tate will be joining the editorial team at Going Down Swinging. This means we’ll have...

Read More+ 1 year ago

New GDS Editor Announced+

We’ve hunted far and wide, and we’re extremely happy to announce that Zoe Norton Lodge will be joining Going Down...

Read More+ 1 year ago

Call for Submissions – Going Down Swinging+

Going Down Swinging is calling far and wide for submissions for GDS No. 35, a print and audio anthology due...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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If the Party Seems Hazy, Then These Are for You+

So… last Friday. You sailed into Brunswick’s Dawson St Studios on a lake of Bulmers cider, and what a night...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Joelistics Joins the Party+

Jetsetter and hip hop poet Joelistics is back in town and ready to ear-punch everyone tonight at our No. 34 warehouse...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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GDS No. 34: No, it’s not a bloody PDF+

It’s safe to say that we’d never published anything like it. I’m not sure who in the world had. So...

Read More+ 1 year ago

No. 34 Warehouse Party!+

Last year’s Going Down Swinging warehouse party took the roof off. So we’re doing it again to celebrate the launch...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Going Down Swinging Hits Chuvash Shelves+

Photo / Zina Lebedeva There were no Christmas trees at Valery Petrovskiy’s reading party at the National Library of Chuvash...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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A Miraculous Moment: #33 Reviewed+

Australia Poetry’s November 2012 Edition of Sotto reviews Going Down Swinging’s No. 33. Read the original article here. I’m counting...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Submissions Open for #34+

Yes, submissions are once again open for Going Down Swinging. They close Friday 14 December 2012 at midnight AEST –...

Read More+ 2 years ago

A tardy but sincere and warm note of thanks+

What an extraordinary launch we had three weeks ago. Nestled in the soft red interiors of the Toff in Town...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Writers wanted to collaborate with Elefant Traks musicians+

Here’s an exciting opportunity for adventurous writers. The record label Elefant Traks is a great Australian institution, founded by The...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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New in GDS #33: Sietta+

How does one of the most exciting new musical acts in the country, a soul duo from Darwin, end up...

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New for GDS #33: Angie Hart and Benezra+

Why Angie Hart? Why Benezra? What’s a commission? All good questions, fictional internet interrogator. To start at the end, each...

Read More+ 2 years ago

GDS #33 Cover Revealed+

And here it is… the cover for thew new Going Down Swinging #33, by stellar design duo Santangelo + Hall....

Read More+ 2 years ago

And Our New Heavy-Weight Champion is…+

Finally after blood, sweat and many bottles of wine, we have sent off #33 to the printers! Now all we...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Radar Launch!+

In exciting news, tomorrow will see us post two fresh poems by Kevin Brophy and Nathan Curnow from their new...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Reading your submissions+

When can you expect to hear back from us? Our editors are busy reading all your wonderful contributions, and decisions...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Downloading the Disappearing+

Shelley liked the crumbly legs of Ozymandias and Yeats was wild about Innisfree – let’s face it: most poets are...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Fresh!+

Our first Monday online feature piece has just been published! Written by Kevin Brophy it’s a introduction to Going Down...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Welcome+

“And in the Blue Corner, surviving of more than thirty years of arts funding, late nights and copious amounts of...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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The Next Launch: #33+

Our next edition of Going Down Swinging – No. 33 – will be launching at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival on...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Waiting on your post?+

A note for subscribers: our first wave of mail went out this week, and the rest will go out this...

Read More+ 3 years ago