Frank Haberle writes short stories late at night, between loads of laundry. Professionally, Frank has worked for 25 years as a grantwriter for New York City social service agencies. Voluntarily, he is a Boardmember of the NY Writers Coalition, which provides community writing opportunities for disenfranchised New Yorkers.
Frank is the proud dad of three: Alin (11), Mariel (8) and Eirnan (6)
Frank’s stories have appeared in Necessary Fiction, Adirondack Review, L Magazine, Birmingham Arts Journal, Cantaraville, Monadnock Review, 21 Stars Review, Kansas City Voices, Broken Bridge Review, Taj Mahal Review, 34th Parallel, Hot Metal Press, Melic Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Johnny America, the Starry Night Review, the East Hampton Star, Wilderness House Literary Review, and the City Writers Review.
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Updated Writing Credits
Frank’s stories have appeared in Necessary Fiction, Adirondack Review, L Magazine, Birmingham Arts Journal, Cantaraville, Monadnock Review, 21 Stars Review, Kansas City Voices, Broken Bridge Review, Taj Mahal Review, 34th Parallel, Hot Metal Press, Melic Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Johnny America, the Starry Night Review, the East Hampton Star, Wilderness House Literary Review, and the City Writers Review. Since winning the Pen Parentis Fellowship, Frank has read for Pen Parentis at a Rooftop Fundraiser, sharing the stage with world-renown Brazilian Jazz Guitarist, Joao Luiz. He also won the 2013 Sustainable Arts Foundation Award in Fiction.
Comments after winning the Pen Parentis Fellowship:
“Here’s a brief ‘interim report’ of what I’ve been doing in addition to my day job as a crazed grantwriter and my night job as mister mom:
-This month I had two stories that just came out in print anthologies: a Main Street Rag sports anthology and one in the Monadnock Writers Group’s ‘Memory’ anthology.
-Last August I finished a string of stories that bares some resemblance to a novel now and since then I’ve written four finished stories since august, all in a similar vein, and have two more drafted up in notebooks that I’m committed to plugging at and finishing by the first of january to have a closely-knit collection; I’m writing late nights but also when the kids are busy here and there on weekends; I think about my stories all the time now; I will tell you that before the fellowship the motivation to keep the writing up was really flagging; I think I just wrote the one story (South of Hartford, that won the Fellowship) all of last year-and only because your contest inspired me to bear down on it and give it a shot.
-I’ve been getting stuff out and feel with the fellowship money that I can afford to pay entry fees when the contest feels like a good match
-I had a nice email exchange with Matt Costello who really stuck out for me of all the professionals I’ve gotten to meet (they are all great) and we are going to keep in touch;
-I led my first NY Writers Coalition workshop as a substitute with a group of elderly cancer survivors on the lower east side- it was such an honor to get to write with them!
I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate this year and this fellowship, but that I also feel great responsibility to take advantage of this opportunity- I’m really grateful to Pen Parentis, I feel like you guys have given me a new and better set of batteries. Or converted me to solar, or something. THANK YOU!”