Spring 2011

Spring has long been emblematic of birth and rebirth, a celebration of life, and our issue appropriately reflects that tradition. This is evidenced immediately by the number of submissions we received, which was much higher than in the previous issues. Additionally, while some contributors are finding life in our pages for the first time, Dennis Fulgoni is celebrating a rebirth. He was a featured contributor in our inaugural issue. And while his first submission was a nonfiction reflection on the art of being a writer, this issue highlights his fiction, which is an accurate reflection of his original post.

This was an especially pleasing issue to work on, though it presented its own set of unique challenges. One common thread presented itself throughout—this is an issue filled with the highest quality writing available anywhere—digital or print, America or the world.

We are a young journal, but, as you’ll see from our writers’ bios, we are developing a reputation as one of the premiere places to find quality short fiction and poetry. And while several contributors from this issue are quite accomplished, others are just cutting their teeth in the publishing world. No matter where they are in their careers, all of our contributors demonstrate an incredible ability to put words on page, to transcend simple sentences and paragraphs and stanzas and achieve powerful writing that lives and breathes off the page, as well as on it. Until next issue.

Good Writing,

Aaron D. Gansky
Editor
The Citron Review

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Peycho Kanev My Answer Poetry
Tawnysha Greene White Lies Fiction
Talya Jankovits Losing Them Creative Nonfiction
Jéanpaul Ferro Kamikaze Bunny Poetry
Lacy Marschalk Happy, Free, Alive Fiction
SJ Fowler {Canudos} Poetry
Kon Desmond Two Poems Poetry
David McAleavey Two Poems Poetry
Dennis Fulgoni Impact Fiction
Ruth Foley Fool Poetry
John Williams The Dead in the Castle Poetry
Rachel Hurn How to Survive the New York Asshole Creative Nonfiction
John Middlebrook Constitutional Poetry
Bruce Holland Rogers Recognizing Ugly Fiction
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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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