Fall 2017

Letter from the Editor

 

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Maya Angelou

 

October is here, and with it the 2017 Fall Issue. I am also pleased to share our 2017 nominations for Best of the Net in the areas of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Congratulations to the nominees.

 

This House is Not a HomeThomas Kearnes; Fall 2016

It Would Not Have Our BonesKathryn McMahon;  Spring 2017

 

ConsequencesFred Maus; Winter 2016

Falling and Flying: Rediscovering LanguageMaxima Kahn; Winter 2016

 

Blood QuantumDanielle Hale; Summer 2017

In WisconsinEllen Stone; Fall 2016

 

We are grateful for the opportunity to publish great work by writers we love, and equally grateful for the readers. On behalf of the editors at The Citron Review, we hope you enjoy this issue as much as we do.

Warmly,
Angela M. Brommel
Editor-in-Chief
The Citron Review
Celebrating the Short Form

 

Table of Contents

 

Eric Steineger Notes on the Poetry Selections
Heikki Huotari Alluvium Poetry
Melanie McCabe Your Summer Poetry
Natalie Homer Am I the Only One Here Poetry
Joel Long Seed Poetry
Zach Jacobs Notes on the Creative Nonfiction Selections
Jennifer Battisti Chosen Creative Nonfiction
Charles Kaufmann An Elegy for Your Cat Creative Nonfiction
Mandy Shunnarah Smoke in the Water Creative Nonfiction
Mandy Shunnarah
Salted Wound Creative Nonfiction
Elizabeth De Arcos Notes on the Fiction Selections
Lindsey Baker That Sort of Midnight Flash Fiction
Max Everhart Cool Friend Flash Fiction
Susan Segal No White Light Flash Fiction
Allison Kade Laughing Flash Fiction
Tim Kenny Calypso Micro Fiction
Nicholas Marcus First Kiss Micro Fiction
Snow on brush in desert

IMAGE CREDIT: Jill Katherine Chmelko. Protest Road, Winter. 2019.

🍋Our Tenth Anniversary

 

    Cheers to ten years of celebrating the short form.

 

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Can you talk with animals? "The Soldier on the Mountain" just might have to. Come hike this #flashfiction odyssey from @BlerianaMyftiu with us. https://citronreview.com/2019/12/21/the-soldier-on-the-mountain/ Bleriana Myftiu is from Tirana, Albania. She holds an MFA in Fiction from San Francisco State University and is a Fiction Reader for @atticusreview. Visit blerianamyftiu.com
Our first poem of 2020 comes from Richard Foerster in our New Winter Issue. https://citronreview.com/2019/12/21/first-poem/ #amreading #poetry Foerster’s eighth collection is Boy on a Doorstep: New and Selected Poems (Tiger Bark Press, 2019)
Pacific Northwest writer @savannahslonewriter reminds us of our new year's resolutions in "i want to start a podcast but." https://citronreview.com/2019/12/21/i-want-to-start-a-podcast-but/ Slone is the author of several books including the forthcoming An Exhalation of Dead Things (@clashbooks, 2021), Hearing the Underwater (@flpbooks, 2019) and This Body is My Own (@ghostcitypress, 2019)
Happy New Year to readers and contributors from @citronreview! Here's to 2020! Our Winter Issue is up at citronreview.com.
Thank you for sharing our 10th anniversary with us. What a citrus-y good year! #topnine2019 #topnine #bestnine2019 #bestnine #TheCitronReview #onlinejournal #briefliterature #cheersto10years #amreading #poetry #cnf #fiction
Poetry is currently closed for submissions until February 1st. Last year Shining Rock Poetry Anthology and Book Review interviewed managing editor @ericsteineger about how we make our poetry picks. Eric writes, "There are poems that are wonderfully accessible and reveal rich narratives. Poems that lessen the distance between the strangers who inhabit the planet and ourselves. But sometimes I read those poems, loving them, and feel I can continue without returning to those lines. Sometimes it is the odd bird in the forest I cannot escape; however hard I try to move on, I return, fascinated by its new pose on a tree -- its awkward, yet strangely affecting song. While it is difficult to describe the voice of a typical Citron poem, I can tell you some of our favorite poets: John Ashbery, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Terrance Hayes, Kate Hall, Rene Char, Richard Siken, Anne Carson, e.e. cummings, Sharon Olds, Lee Ann Roripaugh, and Brenda Shaughnessy." http://www.shiningrockpoetry.com/notes-on-editing-at-the-citron-review-by-eric-steineger #TheCitronReview #onlinejournal #briefliterature #celebratingtheshortform #cheersto10years #Citron10 #amreading

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