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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All manuscripts submitted to The Citron Review must be original and previously unpublished.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We only publish unpublished work.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.

 

Micro Fiction

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