RABBIT is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for Issue 28: The POLITICS Issue, to be guest co-edited by Alan Wearne and Ella O’Keefe.

Send up to 3 poems (short or long) in one document 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: What poet from throughout history (including today) would you like to see as a major political figure–e.g. Prime Minister/Premier/ Party Leader/ Minister/President/Monarch/Revolutionary–and why?


Ella O’Keefe is a poet and researcher living in Melbourne. She won the 2015 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets and was joint winner of the 2018 Harold Tribe Poetry Award. Her work on radio has been broadcast on Radio National, FBI Radio and 2SER FM.

Alan Wearne is the author of numerous collections, most recently The Australian Popular Song BookPrepare the Cabin for Landing and These Things Are Real, all through Giramondo. His work has won numerous awards including the NSW Premier’s Poetry Prize and Book of the Year Award (AUS) and he is the publisher of Grand Parade Poets.

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, interviews with poets, and visual artworks by poets. The editors regularly solicit this material, but are open to expressions of interest. We have a list of current titles available for review on the BOOKS FOR REVIEW page. For essays and interviews, please contact rabbitpoetry@hotmail.com to discuss possible topics and subjects.

NB. all Australian contributors are paid thanks to support from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, RMIT University and the non/fictionLab. International contributors receive copies of the journal.