Thanks for thinking about submitting to Going Down Swinging.
Before you start, make sure you've read our print submission guidelines here.
You can submit up to two pieces of work across all categories and genres, including prose, comics, poetry, visual art, plays and spoken word.
We want your best genre writing for our next print production, due for release late 2018. Not a genre writer? Send in your words anyway. Who knows what shape this book will take? It's all part of the fun.
Before submitting, please read the submission guidelines or on our website... then read them again. It may seem picky, but given the volume of submissions (and the fact we have day jobs), this saves us many wasted hours.
To see what we’ve produced in recent times, consider purchasing a previous edition of Going Down Swinging. It’s good for you. It’s good for us.
Formatting your work
– For written pieces, please use the .doc or .docx format, 12-point font and lines spaced at least 1.5 times.
– Visual art submissions can include specific works, or links to your online folio.
– The edition will most likely be printed in an A5 format, with an accompanying digital component.
– Audio submissions don’t have to be broadcast quality, or include sound production. Just record your poem or story on a computer, a mobile, or a dictaphone, and send us an mp3. We’ll decide what to re-record later.