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Citron Review

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


Flash Nonfiction


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We publish short poetry, flash fiction, micro fiction, and flash creative nonfiction. The Citron Review doesn’t have a particular aesthetic, nor does it have a theme, though we have published a themed issue, and we may publish more of them in the future.

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  • Response time:  / 
    66 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Sub Genres: Literary, LGBTQ+ Stories

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary, LGBTQ+ Stories

For flash: Submissions should be no more than one thousand (1,000) words. You may submit up to two (2) flash-fiction selections per quarter. For micros: Submissions should be no more than one hundred (100) words. You may submit up to five (5) micro selections per quarter.


No specific limitations

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Creative Nonfiction


Max lines: 30

Max pieces: 5

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please use the submission space provided for a brief cover letter and include a short bio in the third person (by way of introduction–no more than a paragraph).

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Attached files should be named as such: "Title_Author_Genre_Date

  • Author's rights

    We will have first time publication rights only. All other rights remain with the author.

  • Additional info

    Each month, our submissions may close briefly, if/when we reach our Submittable limit.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

66 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

13 days

Fastest response time

143 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 296 days, 449 days, 501 days, 943 days

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    Deadline: Dec 6, 2024

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The Citron Review started back in 2009 when a group of writers decided to create a literary venue that celebrates short literature. These writers had all graduated from the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Antioch University in Los Angeles, where they were collectively known as The...

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    Editor Angela M. Brommel avatar

    Angela M. Brommel


    Editor Eric Steineger avatar

    Eric Steineger

    Senior Poetry Editor/Zest Editor

    Editor JR Walsh avatar

    JR Walsh

    Online Editor

    Editor Elizabeth De Arcos avatar

    Elizabeth De Arcos

    Senior Fiction Editor

    Editor Hedwika Cox avatar

    Hedwika Cox

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Marcena Hooks avatar

    Marcena Hooks

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Charlotte Hamrick avatar

    Charlotte Hamrick

    Creative Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Ronit Plank avatar

    Ronit Plank

    Creative Nonfiction Editor