gds_read_icon_dark

READ

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.

 
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.
  gds_listen_icon_dark

LISTEN

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.
gds_read_icon_dark

READ

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.

gds_listen_icon_dark

LISTEN

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

Klingon and Other Children

Languages don’t just evolve: some are made up. Rafael S.W. looks at invented languages (or ‘conlangs’) and the people that make, learn, and teach them. Outside the room, d’Armond...

You Are You Speaking for When You Speak Not-Man?

Briohny Doyle examines the criticisms of racism levelled at Lena Durham's Girls.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems

Bot-tober 3.0

Bot-tober draws to a close with two new poems from Raelee Lancaster and Sean M Whelan.

Bananas

Poetry by Grant Caldwell from Going Down Swinging #21.

The Meditations: Amaryllis Gacioppo on 'Interstate 15'

The Meditations is a curated series of reflections on writing and storytelling from contributors to Going Down Swinging No. 35. This reflection comes from Amaryllis Gacioppo on her piece ‘Interstate 15’....

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...

The Switcheroo