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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.

 
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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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.

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LISTEN

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

Taipei Run, Run, Run

Orienteering, bush bashing and beer: Nick Fogarty discovers the social running club.

Dirty Laundry

"I don't know if I could write under a pseudonym." — Lur Alghurabi

The Latest from The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Snow-White and Rose-Red by the Brothers Grimm

Sir Tramsalot

Your daily commute will never be the same. By Ben Hutchings.

The Waves

A comic from Harry McLean.

On Rejection

I once thought there was only one kind of rejection slip/email: a bad one. Dear Fool, we’ve had a record number of submissions by so many amazingly talented writers...

A Small Boy

Going Down Swinging co-founder Kevin Brophy on confronting the fear of writing.