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


To submit to Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction, please scroll down for the correct category. 

Creative Nonfiction is open year-round. 

Poetry and Fiction read submissions February 1st – November 30th.

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).

If you have not heard from us before the next issue is published, 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Publication Rights: We publish previously unpublished work.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 thousand (1,000) words.

All types of creative nonfiction (memoir, essays, etc.) are acceptable. 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.

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 nonfiction 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. 



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