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

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

Sans Souci: Behind 'Tupperware Sonnets'

Fiona Wright reveals the prose and the Tupperware Party behind her GDS No. 32 poem sequence, ‘Tupperware Sonnets’, in two parts. 1. Sans Souci Triptych The light fades over...

Paper Animals

The second-day winner of the Swinburne Microfiction Challenge.

in a silent way

The Importance of Writing It Down

Yesterday, I had a brilliant idea for this column. I stood in the doorway of my lounge room and thought, Yes, that’s it; that will roll off the keyboard...

A Freelancer's Guide to Europe: London

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