poetry journal iodine literary


The Official Website of

edited by
Jonathan K. Rice

Submissions / Bookstore/Subscriptions




Address for mailed correspondence:

Jonathan K. Rice, Editor
Iodine Poetry Journal
P.O. Box 18548
Charlotte, NC 28218-0548

e-mail: iodineopencut@aol.com



Iodine Poetry Journal is a semi-annual publication that appears in the Spring and the Fall. The current issue is available for $8.00. Various back issues are priced from $4 to $7. One-year subscriptions are $14.00. Two-year subscriptions are $26. Checks payable to Iodine Poetry Journal or purchase online with the security of PayPal.


When submitting, always include an SASE, neatly typed 3 to 5 pages at a time. Prefer 40 lines or less. Any subject, any style. Not interested in rhyme/meter, although other formal verse (e.g. pantoum, villanelle) is considered. Always include your name and contact information on your MSS. No previously published poems or simultaneous submissions. No e-mail submissions, except for international poets. Payment is one copy. Rights revert to authors upon publication.


Jonathan Rice hosts various readings every month in Charlotte, North Carolina. The schedule is as follows:

Our Readings we host at Vin Master with Main Street Rag Publishing Company will move to Second Thursdays in October 2014. We have been meeting on the last Friday of the month for three years but as the wine bar has grown in popularity, so has the weekend for business, which is great for them. We want to continue these readings at Vin Master, which is why we are moving them to Second Thursdays. Make a note of that and join us when you can.

Vin Master is located in Charlotte’s SouthEnd at 2000 South Blvd, Suite 610. Readings begin at 7:00 PM. This series includes featured readers and an open mike afterward.

We periodically host events at other venues. E-mail us for further information, or to be included on our mailing list.


We are no longer hosting our Poetry Open Mic at Jackson's Java here in Charlotte, NC. We had a great time hosting these events for the past sixteen years. The owners decided to close the doors of the university location where we held these readings. We wish to thank Mike and Sabrina Jackson (and the staff) for their graciousness through the years allowing us to meet at their café and keeping this series alive, making it the longest running series of its kind in the city. Thanks to all of you who supported these readings! Stay tuned for further events!

Jonathan K. Rice Editor/Publisher