Staff

Founding Editor

Patricia Colleen Murphy
Patricia Colleen Murphy

Patricia Colleen Murphy founded Superstition Review at Arizona State University, where she teaches creative writing and magazine production. Her book Hemming Flames (Utah State University Press, 2016) won the May Swenson Poetry Award and the 2017 Milton Kessler Poetry Award. A chapter from her memoir in progress was published by New Orleans Review. Her writing has appeared in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, and American Poetry Review, and most recently in Black Warrior Review, North American Review, Smartish Pace, Burnside Review, Poetry Northwest, Third Coast, Hobart, decomP, Midway Journal, Armchair/Shotgun, and Natural Bridge. 

Faculty Advisors

Betsy Schneider
Betsy Schneider

Betsy Schneider is a photo-based artist and educator. Her artistic concerns range from trying to understand time, decay and the body, to exploring childhood, culture, and relationships and looking very closely at strange visceral things such as candy, placentas and the mouth. She uses a variety of photographic tools including APS, digital, medium format and view cameras and digital and computer generated video. Her work manifests itself through exhibitions of rectangles on the wall, video installations and books. Her work is in several private and public collections including that of actor Jamie Lee Curtis, Museet for Fotokunst in Denmark, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. She has taught and lectured across the US, Scandinavia and the UK. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and an Associate Professor in the School of Art at Arizona State University.

Claire  Lauer
Claire Lauer

Web Design Advisor Claire Lauer teaches courses in visual communication, multimedia composing, and technical communication as an assistant professor in the Multimedia Writing and Technical Communication program at Arizona State University. She is a certified Webmaster and has taught workshops in Web design and writing for the Web.

Kristin Lacroix
Kristin Lacroix

Fiction Advisor Kristin LaCroix teaches creative writing at Arizona State University. She is the recipient of the 2001 Katherine C. Turner Award in Poetry from the Academy of American Poets. Her community outreach projects include working with Alzheimers patients through poetry, and teaching in the Tempe Community Writers Project. She worked as an Education Specialist on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Reservation where she taught creative writing workshops and led the community children in producing a literary journal of their poems, stories, and artwork.

Mark Haunschild
Mark Haunschild

Poetry Advisor Mark Haunschild teaches contemporary literature, creative writing, and composition at Arizona State University’s downtown Phoenix campus, where he also coordinates the F2F Writers’ Studio. His recent poetry appears in Waxwing, Watershed Review, and The Drunken Boat.

Student Editor-in-chief

David Klose
David Klose

David Klose is a Junior English Lit major at ASU. At Mesa Community College, he took Fiction and Poetry classes, placing in several Creative Writing Competitions. He has held several positions at Superstition Review, including Blogger, Nonfiction Editor, and Student Editor-in-Chief, and he reviews literary magazines for The Review Review.

Student Editors

Alexandria Shin
Alexandria Shin

Alexandria, intern with Superstition Review, is in her last year at Arizona State University. In December, she will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English Linguistics and a Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate. After graduation, she looks forward to pursuing a career in social content managing and editing. In her free time, Alexandria likes to read, loves to shop, and attemps to travel as much as possible.

Briauna Kittle
Briauna Kittle

Briauna is finishing up her final year at Arizona State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Clarinet Performance. This is her second year as the nonfiction editor for Superstition Review and hopes to use this experience in the future as an aspiring editor. She plans on pursuing a graduate degree in publishing and is looking forward to reading new works and submissions.

Cass Murphy
Cass Murphy

Cass is finishing her senior year at Arizona State. She has a degree in English Creative Writing, minors in Applied Biological Sciences, Parks and Protected Area Management, and Sustainability, and an Environmental Humanities certificate. This was her third semester as an intern with Superstition Review, where she's been an Interview Editor and created the Authors Talk series as Podcast Blogger.

Chris Elizondo
Chris Elizondo

Chris is a senior studying Creative Writing at ASU. In addition to his position as a Social Networker for the Superstition Review, he also works with Marooned: The Undergraduate Creative Review as their Editor-in-Chief. He enjoys exploring non-traditional forms of narrative, such as comic books and video games.

Elijah Tubbs
Elijah Tubbs

Elijah Tubbs lives and writes in Arizona. He is co-founder of ELKE "a little journal".

Jessica Marie Fletcher
Jessica Marie Fletcher

Jessica Marie Fletcher serves as the current Superstition Review Student Editor-in-Chief, and she has also worked as blogger and fiction editor for s[r]. She studies creative writing, psychology, and family and human development in the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. While assisting with the Prison Education Programs of the English department, she interned with The Pen Project and critiqued inmate writing, and she has taught a creative writing workshop in a maximum-security prison. Jess has worked as an Opinion Columnist for The State Press, and one of her short stories has been featured in LUX Undergraduate Creative Review.

Jillian Mason
Jillian Mason

Jillian Mason is a senior at Arizona State University studying English Literature and is graduating in May, 2015. She currently manages the social networks: Facebook and Twitter for Superstition Review. After graduation, Jillian is going to be teaching high school English full time, while working on her masters degree. 

Leah Newsom
Leah Newsom

Leah Newsom is a student of creative writing at Arizona State University. She has a short story published in Four Chambers Press and has a chapbook of flash fiction forthcoming this summer. She is an active participant in the Phoenix literary community, and has hopes to help develop her city’s focus on the arts. 

Leslie Standridge
Leslie Standridge

Leslie is a senior pursuing dual degrees in English Literature and Film and Media Studies. In addition to her role as Blogger for the Superstition Review, she also serves as a Review Board Editor for GATE Journal and is the Treasurer for the Model United Nations club at ASU. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching films, going to concerts, and cuddling with her Yorkie.

Meridith Whitt
Meridith Whitt

Meridith is an English Major who is going to graduate this December. When not working full time as a Leasing Professional and going to school, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and her art work. She hopes after graduation she can gain more experience to become a real estate agent and to get into corporate event planning.

Niki Johnson
Niki Johnson

Niki Johnson is a senior at Arizona State University pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English through the School of Letters and Sciences. She is expected to graduate summa cum laude in December 2015. At present, Niki is an Interview Editor at Superstition Review. Upon graduation, she plans to use her knowledge and skill to become a grant writer. 

Regan Henley
Regan Henley

Regan Henley is a photographer and artist at Arizona State University in Tempe, and the Art Editor for the Superstition Review. Her works are often concerned with issues of gender, sexuality, and representation. She is constantly seeking out means to keep what she produces relevant and poignant on a large scope.

Shelby Kazen
Shelby Kazen

Shelby Kazen, the current Advertising Coordinator, is in her senior year at Arizona State University where she is majoring in English. She plans to pursue a career in music journalism after graduation in May. In her free time she enjoys abstract painting, local concerts, and traveling to new and exciting places.

Tim Tufford
Tim Tufford

Tim Tufford, a senior who attends Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus, will graduate with a B.A. in English and a certificate in Technical Communication this December. After he graduates, he plans to pursue careers in writing and editing. Until then, he will spend his time writing and playing the drums in Chandler, Arizona.