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‘Going Down Swinging’ launches Pozible campaign to avoid closing

Literary journal Going Down Swinging has launched a Pozible campaign to raise funds to ‘stay alive’.

‘We’ve always got by without much cash, but a stack of our 2012 issue were damaged in transit, which also hurt sales in 2013. At the same time government budget cuts arrived, and a year ago we lost our core funding,’ the publication said on its Pozible page.

The publication is hoping to raise $10,000, and has raised almost half that amount with 32 days of the campaign to go. ‘Paying for [the 2015] edition in advance means that every copy sold beyond the target is money in the clear. It also means we’ll keep the last of our reserves, so when it comes to the following issue we’ll be far better placed to produce it. This campaign gives us stability.’ 

‘It’ll also buy our staff time to keep working on other income streams, something we’re always doing.’

Going Down Swinging has been operating for 35 years. 



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