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Don't test my mouth; the truth is my sound — Art and words by Morgan-Lee Snell

Counterfeited Tongues

A Freelancer's Guide to Europe: True Stories from Edinburgh Share Houses

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

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Stories and Poems:

Welcome To Bot-tober

Is being born a prerequisite for being a writer? Can a robot write poetry?

Glorious Kingdom

He’s waiting for me. He’s just sitting there, in his car in the parking lot outside the store, biding his time.

On Writing:

The Meditations Part I: Nathan Curnow on 'Boy Got a Bullet'

The Meditations is a curated series of reflections on writing and storytelling from contributors to the thirty-third issue of Going Down Swinging. This reflection comes from Nathan Curnow on his poem...

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’....

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Complete Novels of Dawn Powell

Rory mentions Powell because she was a prolific writer who fell into relative obscurity, and is often credited with coming up with some of Dorothy Parker’s famous witticisms.

Carrie by Stephen King

Carrie basically follows a kind of Mean Girls meets She’s All That narrative, except there’s a whole bunch of traumatic menstruation-based bullying, and after our protagonist goes through her...