Summer 2012

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Letter from the Editor

After months of working as a Fiction Editor with The Citron Review, I have taken over the role of Managing Editor from Aaron Gansky. Over the last several months, TCR has seen many changes. New faces have joined the staff (Lee, Erica and Eric) and titles and roles and responsibilities have been tossed around. We moved our submissions over to Submittable and we’ve seen our number of submissions jump way into the hundreds per month. It has been busy, but it has been fruitful and it has been fun.

While putting together this issue, I couldn’t stop thinking about the word Citron and what it means to me and this publication. The Citron Review was chosen as a title because Aaron Gansky, Antonia Crane, Trish Falin and Judy Sunderland all received their MFAs as members of the same graduating class, dubbed by Antioch University Los Angeles as, “The Citrons.”  But I did some research and discovered that citron fruit has a thick white rind, which adheres to the inside segments, and cannot be separated from them easily. I like the image this conjures for me.

We are all Citrons—not just the editors here, but every writer whose work appears on our “pages.” We are bound together by our passion for the written word. A passion that is so essential to our very beings, so ingrained inside of us, that we cannot be separated from it. I’m honored to be a part of this incredible Citron staff and to have a hand in publishing the brilliant writers of this issue!

Rock on Citrons~
Heather Luby
Managing Editor

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Diane Sherlock A Small Menagerie Micro Fiction
Sandra Kolankiewicz Getting Rid of the Cat Poetry
Chelsey Clammer Peach Creative Nonfiction
Leah Browning A Party Like This Flash Fiction
Adam Crittenden Drunk Guy without a Shirt Flash Fiction
Diana Raab 48-Hour Travel Poetry
Katherine Christensen BFFs Flash Fiction
Shadab Zeest Hashmi It’s in Sleep a Soul Will Know Itself Poetry
Louis Bourgeois Downtown Creative Nonfiction
Steven Ostrowski Wish You Were Somewhere Micro Fiction
John Palen Two Poems Poetry
Margot Miller Portrait of Two Women Flash Fiction
Afzal Moolla Home Poetry
Rose Engelfried Last Step to the Sky Flash Fiction
Francis DiClemente Overnight Stay Poetry
Jennifer Moffett Incidents Flash Fiction
Melba Major The Wild Things Creative Nonfiction
Albert Pertalion Verité Poetry
Charles Rammelkamp Centerfold Flash Fiction
Priscilla Atkins Cut Poetry
Allyson Armistead She’s Italian Creative Nonfiction
Jon Boisvert More Unexplained Phenomena Poetry
Merry Speece “Banking Day” by Edward Hopper Creative Nonfiction
Olivia Dean Guise The Blackness Between Stars Flash Fiction
Sara Henning Cut of Fever Flash Fiction
Eleanor Leonne Bennett Bennett Visual Art
Kate Falvey The Witch Woman’s Daughter Flash Fiction

One thought on “Summer 2012

  1. Molly M, Cobalt forever says:

    Congratulations Heather Luby on being the editor for this online delight! Your image of citron and writing fits. Thanks for the inspiration and all your work.

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