L. S. Bassen has been:
- Finalist for 2011 Flannery O’Connor Award
- Fiction Editor for http://www. prickof thespindle.com/
- Reader for electricliterature.com
- Winner of the 2009 APP Drama Prize & a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship
- Book reviewer for brooklyner.org, the rumpus.net, press1, bigwonderful press.com, sobriquetmagazine.com/The Literary Life blog
- published (poetry) in print & online
- winner of some awards.