Summer 2018: Citron Six

Letter from the Editor

 

Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.
– Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

 

Last night I was reviewing the summer issue, and I was thinking about how out-of-sync I feel with the season this year. The heatwave moving through summer has altered the way many of us have spent summers in the past.

Then I stumbled across Ray Bradbury’s words from Dandelion Wine, “their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” This is a great meditation for falling back into the season. There is something extraordinary about how a few sentences can propel us into a realm of possibility that was previously unimagined. Summer reading is a solace and rehearsal for the other seasons.

I hope you take the time to read the letters from the editors that introduce the selections in each genre. This issue is the last for Fiction Editor, Jennifer Ettleson Besmehn. We were so lucky to have her on our team, and we wish her great success in her future endeavors.

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

 

Table of Contents 

 

Eric Steineger Notes on the Poetry Selections
Dan Veach Gold Dust Spring Poetry
Dan Veach Lake Yi Poetry
Timothy Lindner Florence Avenue Notebook Poetry
Timothy Lindner The Kids’ Table Poetry
Geoff Anderson Siren Poetry
Geoff Anderson The Circle Game Poetry
Marianne Woods Cirone Notes on the Creative Nonfiction Selections
B.J. Miller How to Do a Close Reading Creative Nonfiction
Hope Henderson The Flaw Creative Nonfiction
Sarah Wernsing 3 Slivers Creative Nonfiction
Susan Bloch Orange Creative Nonfiction
Sutton Strother How To Move Your Body Creative Nonfiction
Elizabeth De Arcos Notes on the Fiction Selections
Jake Zawlacki Vision Micro Fiction
Stephen D. Gibson Forging Warmth Micro Fiction
Heather Bourbeau Passenger Micro Fiction
Shauna Mackay Constance, failing Flash Fiction
Tommy Dean Covenants Flash Fiction
Katherine Hubbard Stephen Flash Fiction

 

Snow on brush in desert

IMAGE CREDIT: Jill Katherine Chmelko. Protest Road, Winter. 2019.

🍋Our Tenth Anniversary

 

    Cheers to ten years of celebrating the short form.

 

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US President George Washington rode a horse, of course. So we are recognizing this President's birthday with our Winter Issue story, "The Farrier, by Lisa Tuininga. https://citronreview.com/2019/12/21/the-farrier/ Lisa Tuininga writes fiction and creative nonfiction. She holds a BA in English Literature from DePaul University and has studied at Seattle’s literary center, @hugohouse. Her work has appeared in @belletristmagazine , Adanna Literary Journal, @sharkreeflit, and others (under pen name Lisa Regen) and she is working on her first novel. #amreading #amsubmitting
Whether you celebrate V-Day or you're anti-V-Day, we all have laundry to do. https://citronreview.com/2019/12/15/hanging-out-the-laundry/ Kris Willcox's work is in publications including The Cimarron Review​, @beloitfictionjournal , and @PDXReview. #amreading #flashfiction #litmag
Dive deep into some #flashfiction with @elpattee. https://citronreview.com/2019/12/21/men-learn-to-swim-in-the-deep-end/ Emma Pattee’s writing has been published in @nytimes and @carvecommunity and is forthcoming in @marieclairemag. She was a 2019 AWP Writer-to-Writer mentee and leads the Portland chapter of Women Who Submit. She is currently working on a novel.
We review the debut Cathy Ulrich collection Ghosts of You (@okaydonkeymag) We're over the moon with ZEST. https://citronreview.com/2020/02/09/debut-fiction-review-by-jr-walsh/ #amreading #flashfiction
We're ready to read your Flash, Micros, Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. Submit at citronreview.com
Micros are always on our mind. Come around back and live the story Sean Pravica has conjured. https://citronreview.com/2019/12/21/sign-of-life/ Sean Pravica's next book, Hold Still Fast, is a collection of 200 stories 50 words and under. It's out in May from @Pelekinetic. #amreading #microfiction

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