Visit our online submission system below for current submission guidelines and to submit your work. Please note that we only accept submissions through our online submission system, and we do not accept previously published material. If your work is accepted elsewhere, there is no need to notify us via email. We don’t publish anything without your permission, so we will confirm that the poems are still available should they be accepted. 


Send us 4-6 previously unpublished poems (no more than 10 pages total.) Simultaneous submissions are fine. 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!