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. 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 literary magazines at Lit Mag Lunch and reviews books on Goodreads

Faculty Advisors

Anne Schutte
Anne Schutte

Anne Schutte is Clinical Assistant Professor and coordinator for visual art at ASU at the Polytechnic campus where she teaches undergraduate students in drawing and computer art. She has exhibited in solo juried and group exhibitions at museums throughout the US and was the recipient of a grant from The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. Exhibitions include New Acquisitions Permanent Collection Yergeau-Musee International d'Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Five Selected Artists School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.

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.

Douglas S.  Jones
Douglas S. Jones

Douglas S. Jones earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Arizona State University, where he was the 2005-06 Theresa A. Wilhoit Fellow. He has worked as part of Poesa del Sol at Mayo Clinic, and in 2007 served as Poet-in-Residence at St. Chads College at the University of Durham, England. He currently teaches creative writing, composition, and literature courses at Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus. His poetry has appeared in Clackamas Literary Review, Cake Train, Blackbird, and others.

Elizabyth  Hiscox
Elizabyth Hiscox

Elizabyth Hiscox holds an MFA in creative writing from ASU and is an Assistant Poetry Editor for the online journal 42 Opus, as well as an advisor for Superstition Review. She was 2007 Poet-in-Residence at St. Chad's College of Durham University, England; and prior to a return to the Piper Center for Creative Writing in July of 2008, she instructed composition, literature, and creative writing at ASU's Polytechnic Campus. Her work has most recently appeared in Gulf Coast, Foundation, and The Journal of Modern Literature, and is currently featured as part of the Seventh Avenue Streetscape in central Phoenix. Her chapbook Inventory from a One-Hour Room is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

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.

Rebecca Byrkit
Rebecca Byrkit

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.

 

Steve  Beatty
Steve Beatty

After a ten-year career in marketing with Xerox and Apple Computer, Steve Beatty returned to college and earned an MFA and PhD from Arizona State University. He has published short stories and film reviews. He teaches film courses at ASU's Polytechnic Campus and is currently working on a screenplay (isn't everyone) and a non-fiction book about one of his passions—basketball.

Student Editors

Alex  Linden
Alex Linden

Alex Linden is the poetry editor for Issue 2. She is a senior poetry major at Arizona State University. She hopes to attend graduate school for creative writing and someday write and teach.

Alisha  Allston
Alisha Allston

Alisha Allston is the poetry editor for Issue 2 and the reading series coordinator for Issue 3. She is an English Literature senior studying poetry and creative nonfiction at Arizona State University. She loved reading all the poetry that came in, as well as corresponding with the authors. She enjoyed learning from her experiences at Superstition Review, and had fun emceeing the last reading of the semester.

Angela Saenz
Angela Saenz

Angela Saenz is the web design editor for Issue 2. She is currently pursuing a major in Creative Writing and a minor in German. She plans to use what she learns as an editor for Superstition Review to get further insight into being published as a novelist and writer of short fiction.

Asonta  Benetti
Asonta Benetti

Asonta Benetti is the nonfiction editor for both Issue 2 and Issue 3. She is a junior studying English Literature with hopes of a career in screenwriting or scriptwriting. She feels that she has grown immensely in the nonfiction field and credits the magazine as one of the best literary experiences of her life. 

Carter  Nacke
Carter Nacke

Carter Nacke is the development editor for Issue 2. He is a junior at Arizona State studying journalism. He has never worked for a literary magazine before, but is very excited to have the opportunity. Through this internship, he hopes to earn an inside knowledge of the publishing business, and would like to use this knowledge in his future career with travel literature.

Connie Hackathorn
Connie Hackathorn

Connie Hackathorn is the web design editor for Issue 2. She is a junior in the Multimedia Writing and Technical Communication program at the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University. Her ultimate educational goal is to study for a Masters in Educational Technology. This is her first semester interning for Superstition Review. Connie works full time at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She enjoys all kinds of music, writing and making pottery on her potters wheel.

Danielle  Kuffler
Danielle Kuffler

Danielle Kuffler is the solicitation editor for Issue 2 and art editor for Issue 3. She is a junior studying English Literature with hopes of a career in publishing. As the solicitations coordinator, Danielle organized the process of sending solicitation emails to writers and artists while keeping track of responses received by the editors. She was also involved in writing a manual for future interns of Superstition Review.

David  Gunn
David Gunn

David Gunn is the interview coordinator for Issue 2. He is a junior studying English at Arizona State University.

Eric  Hawkins
Eric Hawkins

Eric Hawkins is the submissions coordinator for Issue 2 and content coordinator for Issue 3. He is a senior majoring in Creative Writing. His primary focus is on poetry, but he also writes stage plays and screenplays. For the past two years, Eric has served as a section editor and contributing writer for ASU Honors College-based publication The Barrett Chronicle.

Grace  Unmacht
Grace Unmacht

Grace Unmacht is the art editor for Issue 2 and poetry editor for Issue 3. She is a senior at Arizona State University Main majoring in both Psychology and Creative Writing. She has been writing poetry since she learned how to write, and was the Poetry Editor of her high school's literary magazine. She has lived in Arizona her whole life. Grace is excited to be a part of Superstition Review.

Katherine  Koreski
Katherine Koreski

Katherine Koreski is the advertising editor for Issue 2. She is an English major at ASU with emphasis in Creative Writing Poetry. She is a senior, and is anxious about entering the real world. She is very thankful to be a part of this wonderful experience interning with Superstition Review.

Rebekah  Richgels
Rebekah Richgels

Rebekah Richgels is the fiction editor for both Issue 2 and Issue 3. She is a Creative Writing major in her third year at ASU. This was her first job with a literary magazine and she enjoyed working with everyone on the staff to produce a high quality issue. She hopes this internship will help her realize her eventual goal of working in a publishing house. Her notable accomplishments include interviews with Steve Almond and Tayari Jones. She will continue to be a fiction editor next semester for Superstition Review.

Sara  Scoville
Sara Scoville

Sara Scoville is the fiction editor for Issue 2. She is an Interdisciplinary Studies major, studying Business and Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she moved to Seattle, Washington, to work as a Corporate Trainer, and then transferred to Phoenix in 1997 to pursue her degree. As Alumni of the Student Public Policy Forum through Maricopa Community Colleges, she has lobbied for improvements in education at the federal level. Her notable accomplishments with Superstition Review include interviews with Stuart Dybek and Daniel Orozco, and creating our Cafe Press shop.

Sarah Snyder
Sarah Snyder

Sarah Snyder is the reading series coordinator for both Issue 1 and Issue 2. She is a senior in the Literature, Writing, and Film program at the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University. She has been interning for Superstition Review since January of 2008, and found her calling within the magazine to be organizing the Readings that are held three times per semester. In her free time she volunteers for various animal shelters, tutors in the writing center, ballroom dances competitively, and is pursuing both the German and Spanish languages.