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
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🍋10th Anniversary

Fall 2019 IssueSeptember 23rd, 2019
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Robert Carr’s “Anchor” is what happens when the tangible aspects of heritage are missing. The speaker is left holding a telephone cord and the remnants of his mother’s voice getting further away. A concise stack of images begin the poem, taking us back to a time when the simplicity of toys meant family. In Carr’s hands, the poem is rooted and rootless at the same time, and now I reflect on the rotary phone, heirlooms from old houses, and my people. -Eric Steineger Managing Editor/Senior #amreading #TheCitronReview #Spring2019Issue #10thanniversary #cheersto10years https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/anchor/
The Center, if it holds, requires the Hole, as if the Spiral were pressed in a vinyl disk. Set the heart of Nothing on the spindle and start the record round; "Record" by James B. Nicola #TheCitronReview #Spring2019 #amreading https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/record/
Marriage! That blessed arrangement! https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/white-wedding/ #amreading #microfiction #weddingstories
Now in our Spring Issue, Helen Chambers invites us to read now of forever hold our peace. https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/spring-wedding/ #amreading #microfiction #weddingstories
Knitters of the world, unite! "Turtles" is a needle-gripping flash from @kaelyhorton . March with us toward passionate prose. (Stitching now our handmade Spring 2019 Issue.) https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/turtles/ #amreading #flashfiction
Tornado of Flash Fiction Warning! https://citronreview.com/2019/03/20/outside-of-oklahoma/ #amreading #Spring2019 #TheCitronReview #cheerstotenyears

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