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.
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.
Art Advisor Heather Green's projects and installations examine historical and ecological narratives of the Northern Gulf of California and Sonoran Desert. The collaborative nature of her work has allowed her to ally with a diverse range of individuals including scientists, poets and ﬁshermen. Green is a recipient of the 2011 Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Project Grant, and the OCAC Emerging Artist Residency in Book Arts. Her work has been shown in México, Uruguay, and in museums and galleries both regionally and across the United States. A native of Tucson, Heather is currently an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University.
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.
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.
Ofelia Montelongo will graduate in December with a degree in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. She currently interns as Student Editor-in-Chief for Superstition Review. Ofelia is writing her first novel, Almost a Pilgrim. Originally from Mexico, she has a Bachelor’s in accounting and finance and an MBA. Ofelia is also a freelance photographer and a freelancer at Phoenix New Times and Phoenix Magazine. She has her own business in Scottsdale (Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale).
Alexandra Rodgers is a senior at ASU and plans to graduate in August with a degree in English Literature. She is one of the social networkers for this issue. Traveling abroad is her passion and she hopes to use her skills to travel the world, and to teach children in underdeveloped South American Countries.
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.
Carson Abernethy is a junior majoring in Creative Writing and Philosophy. He is currently the advertising coordinator for Superstition Review and the Arts and Culture Editor for the State Press. He hopes to write novels and short stories after graduation and travel around the world, never staying in one place too long. He can usually be found sitting in a strip mall cafe, reading Kerouac, drinking coffee, and listening to Miles Davis.
Charlee was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and has been reading since she was four years old. Since then she has pursued the human element in fiction, poetry, and all other forms of art and pop culture. When she isn’t on the ASU campus, she is pursuing a career as a nurse. When she’s not doing that, she is most likely curled up reading, listening to music, or watching Netflix. Now that the weather has turned nice, she will most likely find refuge in any one of the nature preserves located around the Greater Phoenix area.
Cianna Leparulo is an English Literature major with a minor in Educational Services.
Crawford Pederson is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in English Literature and minoring in Family and Human Development. He is currently an Interview Editor for Superstition Review. He has no idea what he wants to do after college.
Cristin Dora is a senior, majoring in English (Literature) at Arizona State University. She currently serves as the content coordinator for Superstition Review. She can often be found writing to her heart’s content with her work appearing in The Talbot-Heindl Experience, LLC and The Creative Truth. Upon graduation, she plans on a career in publishing.
Dennise Garcia is the current Goodreads Reviews Editor for Superstition Review. She is pursuing her degree at Arizona State University in English Literature and a certificate in Korean Studies. After graduation, Dennise plans to have a career in the publishing industry. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books and learning new languages so she can read even more books.
Emily Jordan is an undergraduate student at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University where she is studying English Literature. She is currently a social networker for Superstition Review where she manages the Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in editing and publishing.
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 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.”
Stella Hall is an aspiring screenwriter and author with a passion for writing fiction. She's currently a junior at Arizona State University, pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in English with a concentration in creative writing. She is a blogger for Superstition Review.
Stephen McDonough will graduate from Arizona State University this December with a major in English literature and a minor in philosophy. He has served as blogger for Superstition Review since summer.