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



🍋10th Anniversary

Fall 2019 IssueSeptember 23rd, 2019
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"Immaculate" by Anne-Marie Hoeve takes us into the secret life of spoons in this carefully arranged micro fiction. https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/immaculate/ #amreading #thecitronreview #spring2019
Christopher Rabley's "I Can See Her" is his second publication in The Citron Review and we join him in Taipei City for a most trying time. His first nonfiction story is from 2017, "Speak to Me". Please read them together, if you wish. https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/i-can-see-her/ https://citronreview.com/2017/12/21/speak-to-me/ #amreading #thecitronreview #spring2019
We are expanding our team of editors. This fall marks our 10 year anniversary as a volunteer operated journal, and we look forward to another ten. We love what we do and hope that you will consider joining us. Send your inquiries to citronreview at gmail.com. Open until filled #TheCitronReview #amreading #CreativeNonfiction https://citronreview.com/
We're still reading! All 2019 picks are also eligible for consideration to be included in our 10th anniversary issue this September. 🍋 #callforsubmissions #CitronStories #briefliterature #cheerstotenyears #amreading #TheCitronReview #poetry #fiction #flashfiction #microfiction #creativenonfiction
Abigail Pettit's elegant flash "Moving On" hits a little too close to home. https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/moving-on/ #amreading #flashfiction #thecitronreview #spring2019
Geoff Martin gives us the goosebumps with a trip into his "Bestiary." https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/bestiary/ #amreading #thecitronreview #flashcnf #spring2019

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