Send us 4-6 previously unpublished poems (no more than 10 pages total.) Simultaneous submissions are fine. There is no need to notify us via email if your work is accepted elsewhere; we will confirm with you if your poems are chosen.

Group your poems in a single document before uploading. If poems are submitted as separate documents, only the first will be read. Accepted formats are .doc, .docx, .txt, and .rtf.

We read year-round. Please wait for a response (usually three to four months) before sending a second submission.

Kettle Blue Review acquires first North American serial rights, including electronic rights; all rights revert to author upon publication.

Thanks for submitting to KBR – we look forward to reading your work! 

Kettle Blue Review