RABBIT is a print journal for nonfiction poetry, based in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded by Jessica L. Wilkinson in mid-2011 and is released quarterly.
A pioneer in the field, RABBIT intends to celebrate the potential for poetry to explore and interrogate the boundaries of nonfiction writing. RABBIT encourages poets to openly engage with auto/biography, history, politics, economics, mathematics, cultural analysis, science, the environment, and all other aspects of real world experience, recollection and interpretation.
RABBIT publishes all things poetry – poems, reviews, essays on poetry and poetics, interviews with poets, and visual art by poets – with an emphasis on new and emerging rabbits (poets) and a focus on supporting Australian poetry.
Some of the contributors to the journal include Michael Brennan, Stuart Cooke, Johanna Drucker, Dennis Cooley, Craig Santos Perez, Justin Clemens, Jennifer Compton, Kenneth Goldsmith, Duncan Hose, Michael Farrell, Jordie Albiston, Petra White, Amy Brown, Anna Jackson, Alex Skovron, Robert Sullivan, Ian McBryde, Kate Middleton, Jill Jones, Bonny Cassidy, Patrick Jones, Eileen Myles, Ann Vickery, Lesley Wheeler, Ania Walwicz, Pierre Joris, Peter Boyle, Ken Bolton, Fiona Hile and Pam Brown.
RABBIT is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for Issue 24: The LGBTQIA+ Issue, to be guest edited by Australian poet Michael Farrell. For this issue, RABBIT is only accepting poems from writers who identify as LGBTQIA+.
Send up to 3 poems (short or long) through RABBIT‘s Submittable site. Please include in the cover letter of your submission:
• full contact details (postal address, email)
• 50-word max. bio
• a short (50-word max.) response to the following question: ‘What is your idea of a queer* image or line?’
*option to substitute 'queer' for other terms in the theme's inclusive acronym
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE MIDNIGHT MONDAY, 15th JANUARY 2018
**See our Submissions page for a link to the Submittable site**
RABBIT is a journal of nonfiction poetry. If you are concerned that your take on the ‘real world’ is slightly abstract, don’t worry–include a line or two to tell us why you categorise your poem as ‘nonfiction.’ We are very much open to poetry experiments! Please note that we do not accept previously published poems; simultaneous submissions are fine (provided you let us know immediately if your poems have been accepted elsewhere).
RABBIT also publishes book reviews, essays interviews with poets and visual artworks by poets. The editors regularly solicit this material, but are open to expressions of interest. Please see the website at rabbitpoetry.com.