Frank Marcopolos


Frank’s writing has been praised by readers as “engrossing,” “gritty and entertaining,” “colorful and authentic,” “fast-paced,” “intriguing,” “fun and complex,” “very hard to put down,” “smart, stylish, and fun,” and “seductive.” His work has appeared in the following fine places: The Urban Bizarre anthology (Prime Books, 2004), In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself (MW Enterprises, 2004), Underbeat Journal (Fingerprint Press, 2003),, The Whirligig (of course), Anti-Matters, Odelay!, Scowlzine, The Oracle, and Broken Pencil.

Frank also hosts a (more or less) weekly podcast about literary matters called “Saturday Show Podcast.” Episodes of the podcast can be found on his website,, iTunes, and Stitcher.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
What is motivation? Where does it come from? Is it purely biological or is there something of the spirit conflated with what we call motivation, desire, hankering? Will cessation from all hankerings lead to enlightenment? These are some of the questions raised in my work. I look forward to a more robust dialogue about these topics moving forward.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
You ask about the greatest joy of writing. I ask about the greatest joy of sandwiches. Because, after all, have you ever had a REALLY good sandwich? I mean, Jewish-deli kind of excellent? If not, then I think you know not of joy in any real sense, and this interview should be stopped immediately until you come back from an amazing, truly transformative, experience with a sandwich.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Frank Marcopolos online


Infinite Ending: Ten Stories
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 31,940. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
10 entertaining postmodern literary stories and 2 educational essays. "There's plenty here that Updike and Cheever fans will like, even if they've never given postmodernism a second glance. An uneven but frequently effective collection of stories about people seeking to understand themselves and their predicaments." - Kirkus Reviews
A Car Crash of Sorts
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This story explores the constant rivalry between Intellect and Sexuality. Time, as a relative dimension, is jumbled as a technique to explore this fascinating rivalry in more realistic depth.
Almost Home: The New Paltz Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,250. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A moral psychological exploration of the most effective ways for a young man to live his life. Also, too: action, baseball, adventure, fights, sex, and all sorts of fun craziness. "A bildungsroman, a satire, a conspiracy theory, a grotesque parody, thoroughgoingly entertaining, and a sports novel....a wonderful read." - Hopeless Books, Uninc.
The Whirligig Literary Magazine, 2000-2006
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 127,510. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Stories and poetry by Khaled Hosseini ("The Kite Runner"), Nick Mamatas, Ann Sterzinger, Jeff Somers, Lynn Lifshin, Karl Koweski, the urban hermitt, Richard Kostelanetz, Mike Cipra, Emerson Dameron, Frank Marcopolos, John H. Matthews, Pat King, and many, many more!

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