Frances Metzman

Location Philadelphia
Occupation writer/editor
Website http://

About Me

Most recently nominated for the Dzanc Book Award (Best of the Web) for a story published in Wilderness Literary Review, entitled, My Inheritance. I teach memorior/creative writing at Temple University's Adult School. Have published 20 short stories and one novel. A series of ongoing articles have been written for Wild River Review. Also taught small press/publication to grad students at Rosemont College. Have won contests and been a finalist in several journals.

Why do you write?

I love creating images and (was a sculptor in another life). In my short stories I try to freeze-frame a realist incident that may be overlooked in the hassle of daily living. In highlighting this slice of life in words, perhaps some insight is gained that makes us more sensitive and able to see deeper in real life.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Lorrie Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Russo, Alice Munro, Barbara Kingsolver. Faulkner, Michael Chabon on and on

Frances Metzman's Wall

Cary Briel – Sep 07, 2011

Thank you for your kind comment on my short story, Henry, reach! Really great to meet you here, Fran.

Susan Tepper – Apr 02, 2010

Fran, its good to see you back on f'naut

Andrew Bowen – Dec 06, 2009

Welcome Fran! I enjoyed Constitutional Rights. Interesting that two stories (yours and mine, "An Unlikely Rapture") about pedophiles were posted on the same day. So much more under the skin to be examined in all involved in such cases isn't there? Looking forward to more of your work.

Frances Metzman – Dec 03, 2009


Fran Metzman has recently been nominated for a Dzanc Books award, “Best of the Web” and has published twenty short stories in various literary journals as well as a novel. She gives creative writing workshops, teaches memoir/creative writing at Temple University’s Adult Education School and has taught publishing skills to grad students at Rosemont College. As a fiction editor for two literary journals, Schuylkill Valley Journal and The Wild River Review (online), she selects and edits the submissions. In addition, she blogs for The Wild River The name of her column is “The Age of Reasonable Doubt” which deals with mature dating/relationships (including sexual issues) and aspects of society that influences all relationships (sometimes tongue in cheek). She has a short story collection due out in Spring of 2010.

Susan Tepper – Nov 22, 2009

Hi Fran, and welcome to this wonderful writers place. I'm anxious to see one of your stories posted on your page! Susan Tepper

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