Elissa Bassist

Instructor & Writer
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Elissa Bassist is the editor of the column “Funny Women” on The Rumpus and teaches writing nationally. Her sad essays and humor appear in The New York Times, NewYorker.com, NYMag.com, Marie Claire, Longreads, and more, including the best-seller Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, ed. by Roxane Gay. She served as managing editor of The Best American Nonrequired Reading and writers' assistant on The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and she is probably her therapist's favorite. 


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Cover Photo: An Interview with Reductress by Elissa Bassist
An Interview with Reductress

Catapult instructor Elissa Bassist chats with the founders and editor-at-large of “the one and only fake women’s news magazine”

Jan 11, 2018