Colin Bassett's stories have appeared in Fence, Barrelhouse, the Northwest Review, and the Mississippi Review, among other journals. He is the author of two fiction chapbooks, Boring Meadows (Greying Ghost, 2009) and Miserable Fish (Mud Luscious Press, 2010). His story "This Is So We Don't Start Fighting" was listed as a distinguished story in Best American Short Stories. His writing has been awarded the Galt Prize in Fiction, received honorable mention for the AWP Intro Journals Award, and been anthologized in Mississippi Review 30 Years, a retrospective of editor Frederick Barthelme published in 2012. He received his MFA in Fiction from Washington University in St. Louis, where he currently teaches creative writing.