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:

Second Thursdays at Jackson's Java, located in the University area of Charlotte at 8640 University City Blvd in Town Center Plaza at 8:00 PM.

Last Fridays at Vin Master, Iodine Poetry Journal and Main Street Rag Publishing Co. team up to host this reading series located in Charlotte's SouthEnd at 2000 South Blvd, Suite 610. Readings begin at 7:00 PM. This series combines featured readers and open mike afterward.

Dates rarely change but may if they conflict with holidays. We periodically host events at other venues. E-mail for further information, or to be included on mailing list.