New Short Story: “A Field Guide to the Bear-Men of Leningrad”

This is a big one!

I’ve submitting to the Kenyon Review since I was seventeen. It’s one of the very best of the old-school literary fiction outlets: been around since 1939; was “perhaps the best known and most influential literary magazine in the English-speaking world during the 1940s and ’50s;” published more O. Henry Award winners than any other nonprofit journal; still slaying the game.


My story “A Field Guide to the Bear-Men of Leningrad” is in the spring 2023 issue!! You can read the whole thing on their website. 

It’s a rare non-speculative thing from me: about boyhood and masculinity and all-too-human monstrosity in 1930s Russia. Paying off my age-old obsession with Soviet history (and decades of submissions to the Kenyon Review!!)

Posted on: March 30, 2023, by : Sam J. M.
File under: Blog, New Publications