Chrysanthemum - an internet magazine for modern verse in the tradition of Japanese short poetry

Chrysanthemum was originally a Latin word (the same in German & English) that emphasized the connection of the ancient Greek-Roman tradition to the Japanese. The chrysanthemum is known as one of the Five Noble Plants in the Chinese-Japanese tradition.

Chrysanthemum is an international internet magazine that will appear twice a year, and will showcase previously unpublished Haiku/Senryû, Tanka, Haibun, Essays and Interviews in German and English. Haiku/Senryû submitted in English will be translated into German, if not already accompanied by a German translation, which is welcome but not required. Tanka, Haibun, Essays and Interviews will appear only in their original language. Submissions in languages other than German or English are also welcome as long as as they are accompanied by a translation into German or English.

Chrysanthemum welcomes work based both on traditional values as well as modern, innovative contributions in form and content, although there will be a special focus on innovative work of quality. Chrysanthemum hopes to achieve a connection between the heritage of the genre and the development and adaption in countries outside Japan.


Chrysanthemum will appear on the 15th of April and the 15th of October. Deadline for the spring issue is the end of February and for the fall issue at the end of August.

Submissions are welcome at any time.

Please send your submissions to Dietmar Tauchner:
Include your contribution in the body of the email; no attached files.
Please send up to 10 haiku/senryû or up to 5 tanka at a time for consideration. All submissions must be unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.

If work originally published by Chrysanthemum is submitted elesewhere, please credit the magazine.
All contents are copyright by the authors. All rights revert to the authors upon publication in Chrysanthemum.