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Submissions Open: Rabbit Poetry

Date: Wed September 30 2020 12:00 am to Wed September 30 2020 11:59 pm

RABBIT is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for Issue 32: The FORM Issue, to be guest co-edited by Charmaine Papertalk Green and Stuart Barnes. This issue seeks nonfiction poetry in any shape or form, which may be informed by, but not limited to, ideas relating to the body/bodies, configurations, structure, documents, appearance, architecture, ceremony, language, landforms, movement, philosophy and/or visibility.

Please send up to 3 poems 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: How do you form a poem?


About the guest editors:
Charmaine Papertalk Green is from the Wajarri, Badimaya and Southern Yamaji peoples of Mid West Western Australia. She has lived and worked in rural Western Australia (Mid West and Pilbara) most of her life, and within the Aboriginal sector industry as a community agitator, artist/poet, community development practitioner and social sciences researcher. Her recent book Nganajungu Yagu (Cordite Books, 2019) won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry and the ALS Gold Medal. She lives in Geraldton, Western Australia.

Stuart Barnes’ Glasshouses (University of Queensland Press, 2016) won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and was shortlisted/commended for two other awards. His writing has appeared/is forthcoming in The Anthology of Australian Prose PoetryLovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman and POETRY (Chicago). Stuart lives in Rockhampton, regional Queensland, where he’s working on his second poetry collection, Form & Function.

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. We are able to pay all Australian contributors thanks to support from the Australia Council for the Arts, and from RMIT University and the non/fictionLab. International contributors receive copies of the journal.

For more information and submissions, visit: http://rabbitpoetry.com/?page_id=35

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