L.S. Bassen was a finalist in 2011 for the Flannery O’Connor Award and toils as a Fiction Editor for Prick of the Spindle. She was an original reader for Electric Literature and won the 2009 APP Drama Prize for The End of Shakespeare & Co., a comedy about the closing of a NYC bookstore. Ditto a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship for a novel to be published in 2014 at Typhoon Media about the successful assassination of Hitler. Her first play was published by Samuel French, Inc. She writes book reviews and interviews for zines like Small Beer Press, Brooklyner, The Rumpus. You can hear her read two poems at 2River and a short story at Brooklyner.