Professor Emeritus of English at Longwood University in Virginia, Michael Lund conducts writing workshops with Home and Abroad, a free writing instruction program for veterans, active-duty military, and families hosted by Longwood University’s Department of English and Modern Languages. At the same time, he continues to add to his own body of work. Listed here are recent publications.
“Bees,” a short story, will appear in the November issue of Intima: a Journal of Medical Narrative.
“Cane Do” a short story has appeared in the October 2020 Penultimate Peanut. Read it here: https://www.penultimatepeanutmagazine.com/october-2020-issue-13
”Left-Hearted,” Line of Advance (2016) Finalist, Col. Darron L. Wright Award; reprinted in Our Best War Stories: An Anthology of Darron L. Wright Award Winners, October 2020: Middle West Press. (see below for link to “Left-hearted.”)
Michael Lund’s essay, “My Grandfather’s Thumb,” appeared in the anthology Why We Write: Craft Essays on Writing War in both print and Kindle e-book formats. The Middle West Press LLC project is in partnership with the Military Writers Guild. Lund’s work places his own experience as an Army correspondent in Vietnam in the Lund family history.
“Lost Losses”appears in the September 2018 issue of Junto, a quarterly literary magazine that provides a professionally cultivated, cross-medium creative outlet https://juntomagazine.com/issues/volume-3-issue-3/lost-losses/
“Classification” appeared in the premier issue of Crux Magazine, a biannual magazine that shares people stories. The theme of the Winter 2017 issue is Community. https://www.cruxmagazine.org/about/
Michael Lund’s short story, “Old Soldier,” is included the anthology, On the Back of a Motorbike ,published by Literary Concepts, available in paperback and in Kindle at https://www.amazon.com/Back-Motorbike-Stories-Poems-Southeast/dp/0996717978/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477833161&sr=1-1&keywords=on+the+back+of+a+motorbike
Michael Lund’s short story “Left-hearted” was named a finalist in the COL. DARRON L. WRIGHT AWARD sponsored by Line of Advance, a curated platform for the best in writing and other visual arts from American military veterans. You can read it here: https://www.lineofadvance.org/line-of-advance-1/left-hearted
A native of Rolla, Missouri, Michael Lund was a US Army correspondent at Fort Campbell, KY, (1969-70) and in South Vietnam (1970-71). He is the author of numerous scholarly publications on the Victorian novel, two collections of short stories–How to Not Tell a War Story (2012),
Growing up on Route 66 (1999), and Farewell, Route 66 (2017. They are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other outlets. https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Lund/e/B001K7XZU4?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000http://.