poetry journal iodine literary


The Official Website of

Jonathan K. Rice

Leslie M. Rupracht
Senior Associate Editor

Leanna N. Stead
Associate Editor

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.


We host readings in the Charlotte area with our friends at Main Street Rag Publishing. Iodine Editor/Publisher, Jonathan K. Rice partners with M. Scott Douglass, founding editor and publisher of The Main Street Rag to bring the literary community together at our events. We have sponsored readings for a number of years, bringing in some of the best poets and writers from our region and outside the state as featured readers. We also include an Open Mic at our readings, giving emerging and established writers the opportunity to share their work as well.

Since the beginning of 2015 our events schedule is as follows:

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