Who We Are:

Inspired by dirt roads, switchbacks, wildflowers, porch sitting, cicada songs, and the scent of something good cooking in the kitchen; The Reckon Review is a journal of prose that publishes one incredible story, per week, on Mondays.

Founding Editor, Meagan Lucas, is the author of the award winning novel Songbirds and Stray Dogs (Main Street Rag, 2019). Her short work has appeared in: The Santa Fe Writer’s Project, The New Southern Fugitives, Still: The Journal, and MonkeyBicycle, among others. She is Pushcart nominated, and won the 2017 Scythe Prize for Fiction. Meagan has a BA in History, an M.Ed in Secondary Education and an MA in English and Creative Writing. She teaches English Composition and Creative Writing at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Born and raised in Northern Ontario, Canada, she now lives in Western North Carolina.

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reck·​on | \ ˈre-kən  \reckonedreckoning\ ˈre-​kə-​niŋ  , ˈrek-​niŋ \

transitive verb

1a: COUNT reckon the days till Christmas

b: ESTIMATE, COMPUTE reckon the height of a building

c: to determine by reference to a fixed basis the existence of the U.S. is reckoned from the Declaration of Independence

2: to regard or think of as CONSIDER

3 chiefly dialectal THINK, SUPPOSE I reckon I’ve outlived my time— Ellen Glasgow

intransitive verb

1: to settle accounts

2: to make a calculation


b chiefly dialectal SUPPOSE, THINK

4: to accept something as certain place reliance I reckon on your promise to help reckon with: to take into consideration reckon without: to fail to consider IGNORE