a journal for nonfiction poetry
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, Kenneth Goldsmith, Duncan Hose, Michael Farrell, Jordie Albiston, Petra White, Alex Skovron, Robert Sullivan, Ian McBryde, Kate Middleton, Jill Jones, 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 20: The DANCE Issue, co-edited by Jessica Wilkinson and Jennifer MacKenzie.
Send 1 to 3 poems (short or long) through RABBIT’s Submittable site: https://rabbit.submittable.com/submit
Please include on the first page of your submission:
• full contact details (postal address, email)
• 50-word bio
• a short (50-word max.) response to the following question: ‘what poetry moves you?’
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE MONDAY 15TH AUGUST 2016
Editor-in-Chief: Jessica L. Wilkinson
Essays Editor: Andrew J. Carruthers
Reviews Editor: Sally Evans
Design/Typesetting: Rob Cameron
With thanks to our past section editors:
Essays Editor 2012-2014: Bonny Cassidy
Reviews Editor 2012-2014: Corey Wakeling
Design/Typesetting 2011-2014: Nicholas Walton-Healey