Stuff about baseball

The popular “Why Baseball is the Sexiest Game,” which I wrote one afternoon when I was procrastinating working on an insipid assignment from a women’s magazine.  It was originally published by Cosmopolitan and is reprinted with permission by Elysian Fields Quarterly.

“The Family Language,” Elysian Fields Quarterly

Stuff about the troubled family

“My Father’s Bartenders,” The Sun magazine, October, 2001

“A Box to Be Buried In,” The Laurel Review, Fall, 2006
PDF of article

“Against Bric a Brac,” epiphany, Fall, 2006

“Blue Suburban Skies,” Under the Gum Tree, July 2013

“The Calls Are Coming from Inside the House,” Barrelhouse, Issue 16

Stuff about stuff

“Judged By the Archbishop,” Compass Rose, 2006

“Sultry Like Me,” and “Why Baseball is the Sexiest Game,” Cosmopolitan Magazine

“Rondo,” Post Road, Spring 2011

“The Same River Twice,” The Writing Disorder, Winter 2014

“Piano Piece,” Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, January 2015

“My Life as Poet Laureate (of a Law Firm),” LitHub, July 23, 2019

My Life as Poet Laureate (of a Law Firm)

Interview with Lexi Beach, owner of The Astoria Bookshop, English Kills Review, August 10, 2015

Stuff about my novel Censorettes

Fish chowder gives a boost to Bermuda-based book – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community |

Interview: Author Elizabeth Bales Frank — The Mistress of the House of Books (

Censorettes: The Women Wartime Censors Who Kept The Allies Safe And Uncovered A Nest of Spies in Brooklyn | CrimeReads

Reading the Past: The background to Censorettes, a historical novel of WWII-era Bermuda, a post by author Elizabeth Bales Frank

Review: Censorettes by Elizabeth Bales Frank – ENTROPY (

Censorettes – Historical Novel Society

Reviews by me

“Going Anywhere” by David Armstrong, The Literary Review, November 2014

“The Physics of Sorrow” by Georgi Gospodinov, The Literary Review, The Literary Review, June 2015

“There’s No Better Time to Be a Nerd,” Review of the Nerdette Podcast, Entropy Magazine, November 3, 2016

“Try to Get Lost,” by Joan Frank, Brevity, March 2, 2020

“The Celeste Holm Syndrome,” by David Lazar, Brevity, February 19, 2021
A Review of David Lazar’s Celeste Holm Syndrome | BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog (

Women and Hollywood

Review of Agnieszka Holland’s “In Darkness”, February 9, 2012

Interview with Laura Poitras, Director of The Oath, May 21, 2010

Interview with Hilari Scarl, Director of See What I’m Saying:  The Deaf Entertainers Documentary, April 13, 2010


Censorettes, published by Stonehouse Publishing, November 2020 Censorettes (9781988754321): Frank, Elizabeth Bales: Books

The Publisher’s Weekly Review of my first novel.

It’s out of print, but if you really want one, there are ways to obtain a copy

Link to my book on

“Wendy and The Lost Girls,” published in the anthology “Nothing But Red: The Anthology Inspired by the Death of Du’a Khalil.”

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