Spring 2015

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Letter from the Editor


On Transition

I’ve known Heather Luby, our departing Managing Editor/Fiction Editor, since we were in graduate school at Antioch University Los Angeles. Even though we saw each other only in passing and worked in different genres, we respected each other’s writing; we had a familiarity. Heather was a person I would run into post-lecture or at a social gathering and catch up on workshop, places to eat/drink during the residency, and randomness. After graduating, I was happy to see her at AWP and thrilled when later, she asked me to help edit poetry at The Citron Review. As we prepare the spring issue and Heather prepares to step aside from her role, I reflect on the stability and vitality that she brought to Citron during her tenure.

Change is inevitable; true stasis is rare.

Last night, snow fell in the mountains of North Carolina, blanketing Asheville and the surrounding counties with six to eight inches. This is the third storm in the last few weeks, which has created havoc for schools with cancellations and made-up assignments. It’s funny how the South reacts to “inclement weather.” People prepare for the worst and stock up on groceries and provisions. Schools chain their doors tight. To be fair, we don’t have the equipment or the familiarity with snow to adapt like the Northeast. (Boston, my heart goes out to you.) We all wait for spring, no matter our geography, as it signals a revival.

After school was cancelled this morning, the sun came out. Soon, the raccoon tracks leading to our shed will vanish, as will any excuse for staying indoors and subsisting on grilled cheese and tomato soup. At The Citron Review, this spring’s “revival” is tinged with sadness, but appreciation for Heather, and we are excited to see what she does next as she resurfaces herself. And we welcome Co-Assistant Editors Sarah Miller and Angela Brommel, who bring wonderful expertise to their roles. Jacqui Morton will transition into the position of Managing Editor as we bring Sarah and Angela aboard.

It’s an exciting time for us, and hopefully for you too.

Heather, the next time we see you — and I know I speak for everyone at Citron — drinks are on us. Thank you!

Eric Steineger
Senior Poetry Editor
The Citron Review

 

Letter from the Editor

A note from Heather Luby, Managing Editor

Erica S. Arkin Two Pieces of Micro Fiction Micro Fiction
Rebecca Bell-Gurwitz Stooped and Sideways Micro Fiction
Marley Andino Blood Bath Creative Nonfiction
Katie Holiday Empty Enough Creative Nonfiction
Leah Givens Collateral Damage Creative Nonfiction
Ann Stewart McBee Et Tu Brutal Fiction
David Cooke  Red Kites Poetry
John McCarthy Garnett, Kansas Poetry
Z.G. Tomaszewski Kingfisher of Mooselung Pond Poetry
James Claffey Professions of Faith Fiction
Heather Bourbeau Five Pieces of Micro Fiction Micro Fiction
Barbara O’Byrne  Screen Shots Fiction

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