Submission Guidelines

What we are looking for:

haiku, senryĆ» & tanka
no cherita
no sequences or linked verse

We welcome 1, 2 & 3 liners as well as 5-7-5 poems or other configurations.
Send a maximum of 4 pieces.  You may combine haiku, senryĆ» & tanka or send just one of the sub-genre.  If you submit more than 4 during a reading period, we will not be able to consider your work.

haiku & tanka prose

Send no more than 1 piece. If you submit more than one during a reading period, we will not be able to consider your poems.

Visual Art
haiga, preferably handmade (brushwork, drawing, mixed media, cut-outs, collage), minimalistic art, asemic, postasemic, vispo.

Send no more than 2 pieces in portrait format (jpg in high resolution) as attachment or a link for download.
If you submit more than two pieces during a reading period, we will not be able to consider your artwork.

What you need to know before submitting:

Chrysanthemum does not accept previously published work. All works must be original.
Work having been through an editorial process (by someone else than the author of the work) is considered as published. Work published on social media or private blogs is not considered published.
Please REFRAIN from simultaneous submissions. Otherwise your whole submission will be discarded.

Send your works of the different categories (short poems, prose, visual art) together in one single e-mail to: Beate Conrad

In the subject line: Spring submission [and your name]

Autumn submission [and your name]

We accept submissions only during our reading period:

February 1st through March 1st for the Spring issue

August 1st through September 1st for the Fall issue

Chrysanthemum intends to notify all submitters of our decision within 4 weeks after the submission period has closed.

Chrysanthemum will appear on the 15th of April and the 15th of October.