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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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LISTEN

Everything from sound projects to spoken word, from past editions and new content commissioned for online publication.

Do Planners Dream of Electric Trees?

Words by Timmah Ball.

Stealing from the Past

Jenny Sinclair explores why, and how, historical fiction is worthwhile – through the life of Queen Victoria's would-be assassin, Edward Oxford.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

DYSTOPIAN NOVEL WITH ME AS THE CENTRAL CHARACTER

A very special, dystopian collaboration between poet Freya Daly Sadgrove and artist Marc Pearson.

Memphis

An excerpt from Emma O'Neill-Sandham's short story, featured in Going Down Swinging #38.

Finding the Words (Post-Birth)

Writer and past Going Down Swinging editor Jessica Friedmann reflects on birth, language, and the wavering world. I’ve lost words. Eighteen months ago I had them; neatly lined up...

Pitch Proper

A Freelancer's Guide to Europe: London

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