Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for Rabbit 31: The Science Issue, to be guest-edited by Tricia Dearborn (author of Autobiochemistry, 2019). This issue seeks poetry that flirts with, wrangles with or inhabits science, from the macro to the molecular, from the theoretical to the practical, from the lab to everyday life.

Please send up to 3 poems in one document through Rabbit’s Submittable site (see submissions). 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: How is science poetic and/or poetry scientific?


About the guest editor: Tricia Dearborn’s most recent full-length poetry collection is Autobiochemistry (UWA Publishing, 2019). Her work is represented in anthologies including Contemporary Australian PoetryAustralian Poetry since 1788 and The Best Australian Science Writing 2019. She was a judge of the 2019 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize.


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 2020 is generously supported by Australia Council for the Arts, RMIT University and the non/fictionLab. The journal and Rabbit Poets Series are also produced with support from the team at RMIT’s Master of Publishing and Editing program and the affiliated Bowen Street Press.