Good-looking Melbourne literary journal Going Down Swinging has been trapping cleverly ordered words in both print and audio recordings and releasing them into the world since 1980. They’ve published over 1054 writers and artists, including some by big names like Neil Gaiman, Cate Kennedy and Helen Garner and are a favourite in the LAEM haunted mansion those times when we get tired of funny cats videos. Or cat sushi. Or spiders as big as puppies.
Sometimes you just need to step away from the Internet, ya know? GDS is full to bursting with short stories, gripping yarns and beautiful illustrations, perfect for planes, trains and general lounging.
But Going Down Swinging is being forced to do just that – funding cuts have left this Aussie battler fighting for their life and rather than go down without a brawl, the team is punch-drunkenly fighting to continue to produce some of the best reads in the world by running a Pozible crowd-funding campaign.
The campaign has been a monster success – but as Editor, Geoff Lemon, told us – the money raised so far keeps them off the streets for just another production run. The more support they can raise, the more they can stay alive.
Come on – if a potato salad could get $50k, surely we can save a journal that runs on the smell of crisp printed paper?’
Click here to support Going Down Swinging. We do! And check out some of the cool covers from the recent past.