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
Flower shop window

IMAGE CREDIT: Nathan Elliott. Fleurs. 2020.

🍋Our Tenth Anniversary

 

    Cheers to ten years of celebrating the short form.

 

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Leah Mueller's "escapee" is a resilient wisp of a poem. https://citronreview.com/2020/03/19/escapee/ Books include: Misguided Behavior, Tales of Poor Life Choices (Czykmate), Death and Heartbreak (WeaselPress), & Cocktails at Denny’s (AlienBuddhaPress.)
Contributor @jerzypoet has launched a new poetry journal, The Night Heron Barks. @heronbarks https://nightheronbarks.com/ We reviewed his poetry chapbook Demolition in the Tropics in our very first Zest - https://citronreview.com/2019/06/21/chapbook-review-by-eric-steineger/ #amreading #litmags
A chiller from contributor Cathy Ulrich's Murdered Ladies series - in the excellent new issue of @adroitjournal. https://theadroitjournal.org/issue-thirty-two/cathy-ulrich-prose/ We reviewed her Ghosts of You ( @okaydonkeymag) https://citronreview.com/2020/02/09/debut-fiction-review-by-jr-walsh/ #amreading #litmags
In "Polaroid" by @starlightgrrl, Charlotte Hamrick we see the big picture in a micro moment. Look closer in our Spring Issue! https://citronreview.com/2020/03/19/polaroid/ Charlotte Hamrick’s poetry, prose, and photography has been published in Foliate Oak, Moria Online, Connotation Press, Gone Lawn, The Rumpus and elsewhere. She is Creative Nonfiction Editor for Barren Magazine and lives in New Orleans with her husband and a menagerie of rescued pets. #amreading #microcreativenonfiction
Thanks for tagging us @kaywestah! #TheCitronReview #spring2020issue #briefliterature #celebratingtheshortform #CitronStories #cnf #fiction #micro #poetry
A parental pair of Creative Nonfiction pieces that's music to our ears: "Opera Mom" and "Opera Dad" brings transcendent melody to our Spring Issue. https://citronreview.com/2020/03/19/opera-dad/ https://citronreview.com/2020/03/19/opera-mom/ Claire T. Lawrence is a Professor of Creative Writing at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She has a PhD in Fiction from the University of Houston - Creative Writing Program and an MFA in Fiction from the The University of Utah. She has published fiction, poetry, and memoir in numerous magazines including Crab Orchard Review, TriQuarterly Online, Event Magazine, Terra Nova, and Western Humanities Review. #amreading #creativenonfiction

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