Patricia Colleen Murphy founded Superstition Review at Arizona State University, where she teaches creative writing and magazine production. She won the 2019 Press 53 Award for her poetry collection Bully Love and the 2016 May Swenson Poetry Award for her poetry collection Hemming Flames. 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, Poetry Northwest, Third Coast, and Natural Bridge. A chapter from her memoir in progress was published by New Orleans Review. She has received awards from the Associated Writing Programs and the Academy of American Poets, The Madison Review, Glimmer Train Press, The GSU Review, and The Southern California Review. She reviews books on Goodreads.
Nonfiction Advisor Rebecca (Becky) Byrkit received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Arizona in 1992. Her poems, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in Best American Poetry, Best of Exquisite Corpse, Crazyhorse, Ploughshares, Rolling Stone, Arizona Highways, the Sonora Review, and Black Warrior Review. She is a founding faculty member of the ASU Masters of Liberal Studies program, and teaches creative writing workshops with the ASU English department.
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 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 Polytechnic. She is a certified Webmaster and has taught workshops in Web design and writing for the Web.
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.
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.
Jessica Marie Fletcher is the student editor-in-chief for Issue 17 and the fiction editor for Issue 16. 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.
Adelaide West is the art editor for Issue 17. She is a Tempe-based photographic artist, currently pursuing her BFA degree through Arizona State University. Her work centers around memory, place, and often explores family dynamics and relationships.
Alexis Campbell is the interview editor for Issue 17. She is a senior at Arizona State University studying Creative Writing. When Alexis is not writing stories, she is reading as much as she can. After graduation, she hopes to travel and continue to be involved with the literary community.
Audrey Hawkes is the interview editor for Issue 17. She is a senior undergraduate student, and in May will be graduating summa cum laude with her bachelor’s in English literature, as well as a minor in women and gender studies and a certificate in LGBT studies. She has been a lover of reading and writing since she was five years old, and her post-graduation plans are to get involved in publishing and earn her master’s degree. In her spare time, Audrey likes to write music and short stories.
Blaize Condon is the social media editor for Issue 17 and blogger for Issue 18. She will be graduating this December from ASU with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. She is also an intern in the Writing Fellowship Program. After graduation, Blaize hopes to pursue her passion for writing.
Briauna Kittle is the nonfiction editor for both Issue 16 and Issue 17. She is finishing up her final year at Arizona State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Clarinet Performance. She 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 is the interview editor for Issue 15 and the podcast blogger for both Issue 16 and Issue 17. She 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.
Elijah Tubbs is the poetry editor for both Issue 16 and Issue 17. He lives and writes in Arizona. He is a co-founder of ELKE "a little journal".
Emily Holloway is the social media editor for Issue 17. She is senior at Arizona State University and will graduate summa cum laude in May, with a B.A in English. Post graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in the publishing industry and see as much of the world as she can. In her free time, you can probably find her scribbling ideas for potential novels while listening to an eclectic range of music on Spotify.
Hayley Townsend is the social media editor for Issue 17 and nonfiction editor for Issue 18. She completed the Creative Writing program at Arizona State University where she also studies English literature. She plans on pursuing a career as a television writer.
Izzy Montoya is the poetry editor for Issue 17 and interview editor for Issue 18. He studies creative writing at Arizona State University. He works as an English teaching assistant through the writing center and with the magazine Superstition Review. He is the editor of the one-off publication Escuche, is a recipient of the Jules J. Anatole Creative Writing Award, and plans to graduate “eventually.”
Jillian Mason is the social media editor for both Issue 15, Issue 16, and Issue 17. She is a senior at Arizona State University studying English Literature and is graduating in May, 2015. After graduation, she is going to be teaching high school English full time while working on her masters degree.
Leslie is the blogger for both Issue 16 and Issue 17. She is a senior pursuing dual degrees in English Literature and Film and Media Studies. 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.
Natalie is the content coordinator for Issue 17. She is a senior studying technical communication and Spanish at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. She is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Iron City Magazine, a journal by and for incarcerated artists and writers. Her creative nonfiction has been published in LUX Undergraduate Creative Review.
Regan Henley is the art editor for Issue 14, Issue 15, Issue 16, and Issue 17. She is a photographer and artist at Arizona State University in Tempe. 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 is the advertising coordinator for both Issue 16 and Issue 17. She 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.