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

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.

Student Editors

Adelaide West
Adelaide West

Adelaide West is a Tempe-based photographic artist, currently pursuing her BFA degree through Arizona State University. She is an Art Editor for Superstition Review. Her work centers around memory, place, and often explores family dynamics and relationships.

Alexis Campbell
Alexis Campbell

Alexis Campbell is a senior at Arizona State University studying Creative Writing. She is currently an Interview Editor at Superstition Review. 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
Audrey Hawkes

Audrey Hawkes, interview editor for the Superstition Review, 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 & 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

Blaize will be graduating this December from ASU with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. This is her second semester as an intern with Superstition Review where she posts blogs featuring Author podcasts. She is also an intern in the Writing Fellowship Program. After graduation, Blaize hopes to pursue her passion for writing. 

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.

Elijah Tubbs
Elijah Tubbs

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

Emily Holloway
Emily Holloway

Emily Holloway is a 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
Hayley Townsend

Hayley Townsend completed the Creative Writing program at Arizona State University where she also studies English literature. She is the Nonfiction Editor for Superstition Review. She plans on pursuing a career as a television writer.

Izzy Montoya
Izzy Montoya

Izzy Montoya 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.”

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.

Natalie Volin
Natalie Volin

Natalie serves as Content Coordinator for Superstition Review. 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
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.