Information for readers and authors

The journal

POEMA is a yearbook dedicated to the systematic and comparative study of lyric poetry and poems. It is aimed at scholars from all fields of philology as well as other fields of research concerned with different art forms and philosophical aesthetics. POEMA is published as an open-access journal as well as a print-on-demand version by Kiel University Publishing.

Editorial board

  • PD Dr. Claudia Hillebrandt
    Institut für Germanistische Literaturwissenschaft, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Sonja Klimek
    Institut für Neuere Deutsche Literatur und Medien, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Fabian Lampart
    Neuere deutsche Literatur, Universität Potsdam, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ralph Müller
    Departement für Germanistik, Université de Fribourg / Universität Freiburg, Switzerland

Advisory board

  • Prof. Dr. Frieder von Ammon
    Neuere deutsche Literatur, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Austenfeld
    Amerikanische Literatur, Université de Fribourg / Universität, Freiburg, Switzerland
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Benthien
    Neuere deutsche Literatur, Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Burdorf
    Neuere deutsche Literatur und Literaturtheorie, Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Donat
    Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
  • Prof. Dr. Carolin Fischer
    Littérature générale et comparée, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France
  • Prof. Dr. Gustavo Guerrero
    Latin American Cultural History and Literature, CY Cergy Paris Université, France
  • Prof. Dr. Monika Schmitz-Emans
    Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Henrieke Stahl
    Slavische Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Trier, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Zettelmann
    English and American Studies, Universität Wien, Austria
  • Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Zymner
    Allgemeine Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Wuppertal, Germany


Submissions can be made in German, English and French. For setting you will receive

Essays should not exceed a length of 56.000 characters including spaces. Contact:

Quality assurance

The editors of POEMA are committed to the CAU guidelines for safeguarding good scientific practice. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed in a double-blind peer-review process. The formal quality is guaranteed by the Kiel University Publishing.

Open Access

POEMA is an open access journal. It is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.