RABBIT Poetry: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | November 30, 2017

RABBIT is a well-established print journal of nonfiction poetry, launched in 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. A pioneer in the genre, RABBIT hopes to encourage poets to engage with all aspects of concrete experience: biography and autobiography, mathematics, history, politics, science, the environment, cultural analysis and so forth. They want poets to investigate and question the borders of nonfiction writing. They publish all things related to poetry: poems, reviews, essays about poetry and poetics, interviews with poets, and visual art by poets. They are especially interested in publishing new poets, and place special emphasis on supporting Australian authors.

Right now, RABBIT is seeking submissions of nonfiction poetry for their 24th issue, which will feature authors who identify as LGBTQIA+. The special issue will be guest edited by Michael Farrell, a well-known Australian poet. The current submission period closes at midnight on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Poets who identify as LGBTQIA+ may submit up to three nonfiction poems, along with a cover letter. The cover letter should include contact information, a short bio of 50 words or fewer, and a brief response to the following prompt: “What is your idea of a queer image or line?” RABBIT accepts submissions online, but not via post or email.

RABBIT welcomes experimental poetry and abstract concepts of nonfiction. Authors can choose to include a statement about why they categorize their work as nonfiction if they feel it isn’t readily apparent.

If you would like to learn more or submit to RABBIT, please visit their website.