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 poems for Issue 21: The Indigenous Issue, guest edited by Alison Whittaker. Alison is a Gomeroi woman from Gunnedah and Tamworth, north-western New South Wales, Australia, and the author of the stunning poetry collection Lemons in the Chicken Wire. For this issue of Rabbit, we are open to submissions by indigenous poets from any territory across the world.
Send 1 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 bio, including brief details of your indigenous community, affiliation and/or nationhood
• a short (50-word max.) response to the following question: ‘How can poetry make community?’
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 1st MARCH 2017
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!
RABBIT also publishes book reviews, essays and interviews with poets. The editors regularly solicit this material, but are open to expressions of interest. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the website at rabbitpoetry.com