Fall 2018

Letter from the Editor


There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air.
– Rudolfo Anaya


I had every intention of publishing the fall issue on the first day of autumn, but in the last few days of summer the air switched into something too good to miss.

This summer felt like it would never end, as if we are so out-of-sync in and with the world there could only be this. The ripe change of autumn tells us that though this peril has not passed, there’s still time to be fruitful. Camus writes, “Autumn is the second spring when every leaf is a flower.” The changing leaves of the season are not an unraveling, but the story of transformation.

We are also transforming this fall. I am delighted to share that Senior Poetry Editor, Eric Steineger, has taken on the role of Managing Editor. With an eye on our 10th anniversary next fall, we are also in the process of expanding our team. Every day I am grateful for the opportunity to meet writers and editors who are doing the good work of telling our stories and for the support of our readers.

A few nights ago I was sitting on the patio bordered by lavender when I noticed a single bloom on the star of jasmine that I thought had died in the heat of summer. We talk of spring as beginnings and we imagine fall as endings. In just one moment I remembered that almost everything has a chance at a second blooming.

This issue is ripe with second blooms. On behalf of the editors at The Citron Review, we hope you enjoy this issue as much as we do.

Angela M. Brommel
The Citron Review


Table of Contents 


Eric Steineger Notes on the Poetry Selections
Kelly R. Samuels Petrichor Poetry
Rogan Kelly The Corner Store Poetry
Rogan Kelly Dream of Alexandria Poetry
Gwen Jensen  I Love the Lace Poetry
Carolyn Supinka Woolgathering Poetry
Zach Jacobs Notes on the Creative Nonfiction Selections
Chila Woychik A Sister Lyric: In the Finding of You Creative Nonfiction
Shae Krispinsky Professional Profile Creative Nonfiction
Jeanine Pfeiffer Of Fur Not Fowl (Or, How Not to Catch a Tiger) Creative Nonfiction
De Arcos
Notes on the Fiction Selections
Lee Anderson H Flash Fiction
Fred D. White Mosaic Flash Fiction
Patricia Q. Bidar Buckets Flash Fiction
Jeff Fleischer Tamed Flash Fiction
The Citron Review 2018 Best of the Net Nominations

🍋10th Anniversary

Fall 2019 IssueSeptember 23rd, 2019
Cheers to 10 great years!

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Grab a two foot scrap of wood and step up to home plate with Ronald Hartley in "Batting Stones." https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/batting-stones/ Hartley's stories have been published by Sky Island Journal, Literary Juice, After the Pause, Gravel Magazine and Mobius: The Journal for Social Change. #amreading #flashfiction
We're reading for our Winter Issue, but a deadline is coming soon. Please consider submitting your best poetry, flash, and micros before December 1. Our editors will continue reading creative nonfiction through the new year, but we'd love to see your excellent work even sooner. https://citronreview.com/submission/ #TheCitronReview #onlinejournal #briefliterature #celebratingtheshortform #cheersto10years #Citron10 #callforsubmissions #poetry #cnf #fiction
Marissa Hoffman's creative nonfiction covers the directions that a life may take in "A Route Plan From Dad to Dad." https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/a-route-plan-from-dad-to-dad/ #amreading #flashcnf Marissa Hoffman has published FlashBack Fiction, Bending Genres, and The Drabble. She is a fiction reader for Atticus Review.
Managing Editor Eric Steineger illuminates ten years of Citron Poetry. https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/notes-on-the-poetry-selections-12/
When raising children is like "Fighting with God," Jennifer Woodworth dives into each poetic moment. https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/fighting-with-god/ Jennifer Woodworth is the author of the chapbook, How I Kiss Her Turning Head (Monkey Puzzle Press.) Her writing has appeared in Bending Genres Journal, The Eastern Iowa Review, Star 82 Review, among others. Her blog is fishclamor.com. #amreading #poetry
Micro fiction by Frances Gapper has us in a "Curious" mood. https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/curious/ Frances Gapper has 3 story collections including: The Tiny Key (Sylph Editions). Her “Plum Jam” won FlashBack Fiction's 2018 Microfiction Contest and is included in 2019's Best Microfiction. #amreading #microfiction

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