Luke Tennis

Location Baltimore, MD
Occupation Stay at home dad
Website http://coming soon

About Me

In January 2014 my story, "Go Long," won first place out of over 600 entries in the Tuscon Book Festival literary contest. Other recent writing awards include a fiction writing grant from the Maryland Arts Council and a novella award from St. Andrews Press, which published my novella, Bernardo the Daredevil. I've won fellowships to Bread Loaf and Ragdale and elsewhere and placed high in a Glimmer Train contest and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A list of some of my stories published online is below:








I've also published stories in a number of literary magazines, including Puerto Del Sol, Connecticut Review, and Northwest Review.

I'm lucky enough to be married to a wonderful doctor which allows me to be a house husband for our children (7 and 6), and which gives me time to write. Currently I'm finishing a draft of a novel and working on short stories.

Why do you write?

1. Reading.
2. Can't help it.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Saul Bellow, Stanley Elkin, Barry Hannah. Just finished Joy Williams' Breaking and Entering. Blood Meridian, Airships, Stop-Time (Frank Conroy), all of Charles Portis, Jesus' Son, Play It As It Lays, Fat City, Day of the Locusts, Jim Harrison, Lolita (of course), and a bunch more.

Luke Tennis's Wall

Joani Reese – Oct 23, 2011

Luke: Thank you for reading and liking my piece "2008..." and welcome to Fictionaut. I look forward to reading more of your work. Best.

David Ackley – Oct 21, 2011

Thanks, Luke for the comment on 'Emigre.' Nice to see that your story is picking up the readership it deserves, good writers all.

Jerry Ratch – Oct 19, 2011

Thanks for the fave on Powdered Sugar on Bare Skin, Luke!

Marcus Speh – Oct 19, 2011

hi luke, thanks for the comment on <a href="">"moondog"</a> — no, i never went to a concert, what a shame.

Barry Basden – Oct 19, 2011

Thanks, Luke, for your kind words and fave of my Korea story. Glad it left you wanting more...

kate hill cantrill – Oct 07, 2011

Thanks for your nice comment on Dead Dog!

Matthew Robinson – Oct 07, 2011

Ooh, good call on Elkin. A "forgotten genius" if there ever was one.

Kathy Fish – Oct 07, 2011

Thanks for the kind comment and favorite for "Space Man" Luke. I look forward to reading your work!

Bill Yarrow – Oct 06, 2011

Thanks for the kind comment on my Dali poem. Welcome to Fictionaut, Luke!

Luke Tennis – Jul 25, 2011

Busy, busy. Working on my novel. Hope to soon start posting on here.

Noria Jablonski – Jun 06, 2011

Luke, I love Mr. Sandman! That was my introduction to Barbara Gowdy.

Robert Vaughan – May 15, 2011

Nice to see you hear, Luke! We share lots of the same favorite books and authors!

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