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Len Kruger lives in Washington, D.C. His novel, Bad Questions, was the winner of the 2023 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Award. His short fiction has appeared in Zoetrope-All StoryThe Barcelona ReviewThe Potomac ReviewGargoyleSplonk, and the anthology, This is What America Looks Like: Fiction and Poetry from DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  He is a graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Maryland.

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Short Story Publications

“Collectors” in WWPH Writes: A Biweekly Literary Journal

February 2022

“Dockless” in Potomac Review

Fall 2021

“We Have Coyotes” in District Fray Magazine

October 2021

“A Horse is a Horse” in Gallop: An Equine Literary Journal

April 2021

“I’m Not Sorry, America” in This Is What America Looks Like: Poetry & Fiction from DC, Maryland, Virginia, Washington Writers’ Publishing House Anthology

February 2021

“Miss Degreaser of 1981” in Gargoyle #73

January 2021

“The Virgin Killers” in Umbrella Factory

October 2020

“Marianas Trench” in Gargoyle #59

January 2013

“Such Simple Words” in Bound Off: A Monthly Literary Audio Magazine #72

January 2012

“Watermark” in Stress City: A Big Book of Fiction by 51 DC Guys

July 2008

“The Sky Darkens” in Bound Off: A Monthly Literary Audio Magazine #24

January 2008

 “Hotline” in The Barcelona Review

January 2000

“Attention, Passengers” in Zoetrope All-Story

Summer 1998, Vol. 2

“Solicitation” in XConnect

January 1997

“The Audacity of Suiters” in Splonk

September 2022

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Storytelling Performances

“Leap of Faith: stories about finding and losing faith”

Story Collider Podcast (starts at 3:00 mark), recorded October 2019 at the Bier Baron Tavern, Washington, DC   
Pourbaix Diagrams, Gravity’s Rainbow, and spiritual nourishment from a religious cult.

“Old School”

Better Said Than Done, performed October 2019 at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, VA
Explores my doomed quest for manhood in seventh grade shop class.

“Worst Job Ever”

Story District, performed March 2019 at the DC Improv Comedy Club, Washington, DC
A workplace culture of “you’re fired.”

“Throwing Shade”

Story District, performed September 2018 at the Black Cat, Washington, DC
Me versus 15 six-year old boys at a summer camp. It did not go well.

“I Did It for the Story: A Tribute to 20 Years of Storytelling”

Story District, performed October 2017 at the Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC
My attempt in the eighties to meet women by attending an antipornography workshop. What could go wrong?

“Worst Date Ever”

Story District, performed February 2017 at Town DanceBoutique, Washington DC
Before online dating, it took more of an effort to humiliate yourself with complete strangers.

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Upcoming Events

  • Thu, Feb 15
    Sandy Spring Museum
    Feb 15, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA
    Feb 15, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA
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