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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We have some happy news to share! The Citron Review contributor Amye Archer has joined our Creative Nonfiction editorial team. Let's welcome her! Amye Archer - Author of Fat Girl, Skinny: A Memoir, and is the co-editor of If I Don't Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings. (Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2019). She holds an MFA from Wilkes University. Amye's work has been published in Scary Mommy, Longreads, Feminine Collective, Brevity, Marie Claire, and more. Amye is mom to twin daughters and wife to Tim. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania. Follow her at @amyearcher https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/one-week/ #briefliterature #cheerstotenyears #amreading #TheCitronReview #creativenonfiction
We're pleased to highlight creative nonfiction from Julie Watson. "Odds Are" is now available in our Summer Issue. https://citronreview.com/2019/06/21/odds-are/ #amreading #flashcnf #summerissue #cheersto10years
Anita Goveas, @raspberrybakewell, has fiction featured in our Summer Issue. https://citronreview.com/2019/06/21/coverings/ #amreading #flashfiction #summerissue #cheersto10years
New Flash Fiction from Mary Grimm, who has published a novel, Left to Themselves and a collection of stories, Stealing Time (which are both on Random House). She teaches fiction writing at Case Western Reserve University. https://citronreview.com/…/…/21/the-dream-of-her-long-dying/ #TheCitronReview #SummerIssue #Summer2019 #flashfiction #cheersto10years
Creative Nonfiction from our new Summer issue, "What About Me?" by Phyllis Reilly. https://citronreview.com/2019/06/21/what-about-me/ #TheCitronReview #SummerIssue #Summer2019 #flashcnf #cheersto10years
From our summer issue, "How Much Snow" by Erik Moellering. Erik Moellering teaches English at A-B Tech Community College in Asheville, NC, where he also performs in a variety of theatrical productions. https://citronreview.com/2019/06/21/how-much-snow/ #TheCitronReview #SummerIssue #CitronSix #Summer2019 #poetry #cheersto10years

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