poetry journal iodine literary


The Official Website of

Jonathan K. Rice

Leslie M. Rupracht
Senior Associate Editor

Leanna N. Stead
Associate Editor

Submissions / Events / 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



In 2016 we are retiring Iodine Poetry Journal as a print magazine. We will publish one final double issue, which will be priced at $15. Our next issue will be the Fall/Winter 2015/2016 issue which will be the normal cover price of $8. At this point subscriptions will no longer be available. Most of our back issues are available, however our Spring/Summer 2015 issue is now sold out.

Checks may be made payable to Iodine Poetry Journal or you can purchase copies online with the security of PayPal.


We will continue to read submissions through the end of 2015 or until our 2016 final issue is full. We are now reading email submissions.

The specific guidelines are as follows: Submit your poems as an attachment. If they are in the body of the email, we will not read your submission. Send three to five poems. If you send more than five, we will not read them. We do not consider previously published work or simultaneous submissions. Any subject, any style is considered. Not interested in rhyme/meter, although other formal verse (e.g. pantoum, villanelle) is considered. Always include your name and contact information, including your mailing address.

Payment is one copy of the issue in which your work appears. 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.


Please stay tuned and keep up with us on Facebook for up to date happenings as we go forward. We are considering becoming an online magazine, so hopefully this dinosaur of a website will be transformed into something you'll want to come back to and check out. Thanks for your continued support!