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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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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.

Like Rooney Mara, Only Darker

What happens to your identity once you alter the shape of your face? Creative non-fiction by Madison Griffiths.

Bitcoins; or, The Time I Was Almost a Millionaire

Bitcoin was a burgeoning currency, one that anyone could get into as long as they had a computer to generate the coins.

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

The Poetry of Food: Awarding the SecondBite Prize

The topic of food has long been a lively muse for the creative mind – think sensual stimulation, social ritual, folk traditions, nourishment, and its converse, deprivation. The inaugural...

Bot-tober 2.0

Bot-tober rolls on with two new poems from Emilie Zoey Baker and Adam Ford.