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We use Submittable to manage all submissions to The Citron Review. Email and snail mail submissions are not accepted. All currently open submission categories are detailed on the Submittable page. Creative Nonfiction is open year-round. Poetry and Fiction read submissions February 1st – November 30th.

All manuscripts submitted to The Citron Review must be original and previously unpublished. Please contact us at citronreview@gmail.com if you haven’t heard from us before the next issue since you submitted is published.

We welcome our past contributors to submit new work, but we ask that you please wait two years from the date of your last Citron publication before sending new work.

 

Publication Rights

We only publish unpublished work. If we select your work for publication, you grant us First Internet Publishing Rights, as well as Exclusive Rights for the first three months your work appears with The Citron Review. This includes Nonexclusive Archival Rights as your work will appear indefinitely in The Citron Review’s archives. At the time of publication, all other rights revert to you. If you republish the work elsewhere, we ask that you please credit The Citron Review as first publisher.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but it is expected that you will notify us if this is the case. Additionally, you must notify us immediately and withdraw your submission if your work is published elsewhere.

Currently, we are unable to pay for publication.

 

Micros in Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction

Submissions should be no more than one hundred (100) words. You may submit up to five (5) micro selections per quarter. If submitting multiple selections at once, please submit each selection as a separate Word document.

 

Flash Fiction

Submissions should be no more than one thousand (1,000) words. You may submit up to two (2) flash-fiction selections per quarter. If submitting multiple selections at once, please attach each selection as a separate document.

 

Creative Nonfiction

All types of creative nonfiction (memoir, essays, etc.) are acceptable. Submissions should be no more than one thousand (1,000) words. You may submit up to two (2) creative nonfiction selections per quarter. If submitting multiple selections at once, please attach each selection as a separate document.

 

Poetry

You may submit up to five (5) poetry selections per quarter. If submitting multiple selections at once, please attach each selection as a separate document.
 

To Submit: http://thecitronreview.submittable.com/submit

 

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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
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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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