S. P. Tenhoff
Contributor History

S. P. Tenhoff is a recipient of the Bennett Cerf Memorial Prize for Fiction. His collection The Involuntary Sojourner, the title story of which appears in Conjunctions’ online magazine, was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. His stories have appeared in The Southern Review, American Short Fiction, Ninth Letter, The Antioch Review, Fiction International, and Swink, among other publications.



In Print

Vol. 69
Being Bodies
Fall 2017
Edited by Bradford Morrow


December 12, 2017
O moon my pin-up,
how I wish I were a woman frescoed

in a loose dress, pulled by the hair
to heaven. Or Titian’s voluptuous Virgin

rising above everyone who tries to touch her.
November 21, 2017
My neighbors convened a kangaroo court. The charge against me was stealing newspapers. I contended that after 9:00 am they were artifacts not news and were therefore fair game under international archaeological conventions.
October 31, 2017
Like you were always
waiting in line for something
just vaguely wanted. What makes us

more human than waiting.