Going Down Swinging 24 (2006)**

Like most good things in life, my stint as co-editor of Going Down Swing­ing, Australia’s finest lit­er­ary mag­a­zine, was all too brief.

I came on board for just one issue but the expe­ri­ence was fan­tas­tic: we selected over 140 pages of poetry and prose, along with a bumper eighty page comics sec­tion, mak­ing this issue one of the biggest (and, of course, best).

I was flat­tered to be asked to be MC for the launch of the issue in Decem­ber 2006. Props to my co-editors Steve Grimwade, Lisa Green­away and Mandy Ord. Here’s a quote from my editorial for the issue:

This is the first time I’ve ever worked closely with a group of fellow-editors and let me tell you, the GDS editorial meetings are barnstorming affairs, where the seemingly impossible task of selecting a book’s worth of content from thousands of submissions takes on epic proportions. I’d like to be able to say that these meetings were full of tears, tantrums and tie-breaks but the truth is, working with Steve and Lisa has been a fantastic experience.

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