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.

Two new stories will appear this fall: “Near Near-Death Experiences,” forthcoming in Untold Stories: 2021 Anthology (Military Writers of America Society, 2021); and “Butt Dump,”forthcoming in New Contexts 2. London: Coverstory Books, 2021.

Blue Smoke War; White Bones Men,” a Memorial Day 2021 Op-Ed appears in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

“Counter-weight,” a commntary, appears in the December 2020 issue of Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. On that page is a link to “Bees,” a short story that was published in the November issue.

Middle West Press, in cooperation with “Line of Advance” literary journal, has published in October 2020 an anthology of Col. Darron L. Wright Award-winning prose and poetry. It will include Michael Lund’s short story, “Left-hearted.” (see below)

“Cane Do,” a short story, has appeared in Penultimate Peanut. Read it here:

Michael Lund’s essay, “My Grandfather’s Thumb,” appeared in the anthology Why We Write: Craft Essays on Writing War (2019) 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 Magazine, a quarterly literary magazine that provides a professionally cultivated, cross-medium creative outlet.

“Classification” appeared in the premier issue of Crux Magazine a biannual magazine that share’s people stories. The theme of the Winter 2017 issue is Community.

Michael Lund’s short story, “Old Soldier,” is included the anthology On the Back of a Motorbike: Stories and Poems from Southeast Asia, published by Literary Concept (October 7, 2016)

Left-Hearted,” a short story, appears in Line of Advance, February, 2016.


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),

Eating With Veterans (2015),–and a number of novels inspired by The Mother Road, including Route 66 to Vietnam: A Draftee’s Story (2004),

Growing up on Route 66 (1999), and Farewell, Route 66 (2017. They are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other outlets.