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.
Student Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Rodgers is a senior at ASU and plans to graduate in August with a degree in English Literature. 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.
Ashlee Cunningham is a sophomore at Arizona State University pursuing an undergraduate degree in Intermedia Art. She is the Art Editor for Superstition Review and has loved growing her knowledge of art. When she is not in class you can find her capturing life through the lens of her camera.
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.
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 a sophomore at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University majoring in English Literature. She is currently a social networker for Superstition Review. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in editing and publishing.
Student Fiction Editor H. Rae Monk is a Wyoming native and an almost graduate of ASU’s Creative Writing program. When she isn’t reading every book that comes under her nose, she enjoys creating short fiction driven by characters that see the world through the lens of their abnormal vocations. She also enjoys strong coffee, bouldering, traveling on a tiny budget with a big backpack and engaging with her local literary community. Her future plans are constantly changing, but she is considering both MFA programs and jobs in publishing.
Fiction Editor John Chakravarty is an undergraduate student at ASU, majoring in English and Creative Writing. Last semester he served as a Blogger. He also interns at Four Chambers Press reading submissions. When he graduates he hopes to write, edit, and publish for the comic book industry.
Jordan Dahlen is a junior at ASU, and currently serves as the Contributor Update Editor for Superstition Review. When he isn't working on his studies for a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing, Jordan can be found writing poems of his own or trawling the depths of social media in order to continue to chamber up more blog posts on the wonderful happenings of past contributors for Superstition Review. His favorite word is "orchard."
Lexie Vanderveen is a junior at Arizona State University’s Barrett the Honors College and double majoring in English Literature and Russian Language. Currently, Lexie is the Facebook and Instagram social media intern for Superstition Review as well as a Writing Fellow for ASU’s Writer’s Studio. She is a recipient of the Critical Languages Scholarship from D.C. and is studying abroad in Vladimir, Russia Summer of 2017. After graduation, Lexie plans to go into teaching and literary translation, while continuing to create art and poetry in her free time.
Mary Lee is completing her Bachelor's degree in English at Arizona State University. She is in Barrett, The Honors College and is currently the poetry editor for Superstition Review.
Nichol Brown is an undergraduate student at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, where she is majoring in English Literature with a minor in German. She is currently the Authors Talk blogger for Superstition Review. When she graduates, she plans to pursue a career in book editing and publishing.
Interview Editor Nicholas Femiano is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in Literature. After graduation, he hopes to pursue his passion for writing both poetry and fiction. He can usually be found at the local coffee shop reading Dylan Thomas, or at home perusing his obsessively large Shakespeare collection.
Sophie Graham is a junior at Arizona State University double majoring in English Literature and Sociology, and minoring in Geography. She is currently the Nonfiction Editor for Superstition Review. She is also a Writing Tutor at the ASU Tutoring Center. Upon Graduation, she plans to pursue her interests in social work and education.
Social Media Manager Stephanie Siri is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in English and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. She also works as a writing tutor at the ASU Writing center. Next year she will be attending the ASU 4+1 Graduate program for literature. Upon graduating she hopes to pursue a career as a writer as well as a career in publishing and activism for Women's Rights.
Interview Editor Tonissa Saul is a junior at Arizona State University majoring in Creative Writing. She is also a photographer for The State Press. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in editing and publishing.