2018 Best Microfiction

The Citron Review is proud to announce our nominations for the inaugural edition of Best Microfiction (Pelekinesis Press). This new anthology series asks writers to tell our best stories of 400 words or less. It is co-edited by award-winning microfiction writer/editor Meg Pokras, and Flannery O’Connor Prize-winning author Gary Fincke. Dan Chaon is this year’s judge.

Each of these unique pieces was first published in The Citron Review in 2018. Since we just happen to be An Online Journal of Brief Literature, it’s no surprise that in a few mere words, these writers give us an unforgettable sensory experience, an emotion that we didn’t recognize before, a snapshot that haunts our being, a tactile challenge to the way we process our lives. These stories implode worlds and build them again.

We proudly present The Citron Review’s nominations for Best Microfiction, 2019.



Tim Hawkins, “The Townsfolk in Winter”
Originally published in the Spring 2018 issue

Stephen D. Gibson, “Forging Warmth”
Originally published in the Summer 2018 issue

Heather Bourbeau, “Passenger”
Originally published in the Summer 2018 issue

Tommy Dean, “Covenants”
Originally published in the Summer 2018 issue

Jake Zawlacki, “Vision”
Originally published in the Summer 2018 issue

Francine Witte, “In the dark, everything looks like nothing”
Originally published in the Winter 2018 issue

Christopher Gaumer,
“He Died We Left Him Til Morning”

Originally published in the Winter 2018 issue

Andrea Marcusa, “Freedom”
Originally published in the Winter 2018 issue



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Marissa Hoffman's creative nonfiction covers the directions that a life may take in "A Route Plan From Dad to Dad." https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/a-route-plan-from-dad-to-dad/ #amreading #flashcnf Marissa Hoffman has published FlashBack Fiction, Bending Genres, and The Drabble. She is a fiction reader for Atticus Review.
Managing Editor Eric Steineger illuminates ten years of Citron Poetry. https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/notes-on-the-poetry-selections-12/
When raising children is like "Fighting with God," Jennifer Woodworth dives into each poetic moment. https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/fighting-with-god/ Jennifer Woodworth is the author of the chapbook, How I Kiss Her Turning Head (Monkey Puzzle Press.) Her writing has appeared in Bending Genres Journal, The Eastern Iowa Review, Star 82 Review, among others. Her blog is fishclamor.com. #amreading #poetry
Micro fiction by Frances Gapper has us in a "Curious" mood. https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/curious/ Frances Gapper has 3 story collections including: The Tiny Key (Sylph Editions). Her “Plum Jam” won FlashBack Fiction's 2018 Microfiction Contest and is included in 2019's Best Microfiction. #amreading #microfiction
Our prose nominations for The Pushcart Prize our in. Here's our full list - https://wp.me/Pzgb1-2UW #flashfiction #flashcnf
Our Poetry Nominations for The Pushcart Prize are Erik Moellering and Melanie McGee Bianchi. https://citronreview.com/2019/06/21/alexander-calder/ https://citronreview.com/2019/06/21/how-much-snow/ #amreading #poetry

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