The Editors here at The Citron Review really look forward to reading your work!

Please note we are currently reading submissions to our first ever Queer Issue, coming out Spring 2016. To submit to Poetry, Creative Non Fiction, and Fiction for this special issue, please scroll down for the correct category. 

Categories for general submissions remain open and will be considered for the Summer 2016 issue. 

You may attach multiple pieces (within a genre) for your submission.


Attached files should be named as such: "Title_Author_Genre_Date"

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).

You can expect a response in less than a month. If you have not heard from us in six weeks, please feel free to contact us for an update.

Publication Rights: We publish previously unpublished work. We will have first time publication rights only. All other rights remain with the author. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but it is expected that you will notify us if this is the case. Additionally, authors must notify us immediately if their work is published elsewhere.


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.

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.

Submissions should be no more than one thousand (1,000) words.

All genres of non-fiction (memoir, essay, articles, reviews etc.) are acceptable. You may submit up to two (2) Creative Non-Fiction selections per quarter. If submitting multiple selections at once, please attach each selection as a separate document.

Per a recent discussion regarding the use of pseudonyms, we are no longer publishing creative nonfiction work under pseudonyms and we will withdraw an accepted essay if a person is not who they say they are. If the writer wants her work to appear in the creative fiction section of a future issue of The Citron Review, it will need to appear under her real name. If for some reason you need to use a pseudonym due to a matter of personal safety, please be in touch with us. 


Submissions should be no more than thirty (30) lines.

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.