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.
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.
Poet/cartoonist, Rebecca Fish Ewan's passion is mingling text with visual art, primarily in ink and watercolor, to tell stories of place and memory. Her hybrid-form work has appeared in After the Art, Brevity, Crab Fat, Survivor Zine, Hip Mama, Mutha, TNB, Punctuate, Under the Gum Tree, and is anthologized in Places Like Home. Rebecca has an MFA in creative writing from ASU, where she’s been a landscape design professor for 25+ years. Rebecca grew up in Berkeley, California, and lives with her family in Arizona. Books/chapbook: A Land Between, By the Forces of Gravity, Water Marks, and her new book, Doodling for Writers, which releases October 2020.
Sarah Viren is a writer and translator from Florida by way of Missouri and Texas. Her first book, Mine, won the River Teeth Book Prize and the GLCA New Writers Award, and was a finalist or long-listed for several other prizes. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Texas Monthly, the Oxford American, and elsewhere, and has been supported by an NEA grant and a Kerouac House Residency. A graduate of the University of Iowa's MFA program in nonfiction, she's an assistant professor at Arizona State University.
Erin Peters is the Student Editor in Chief for Issue 27 of Superstition Review. She is currently a senior at Arizona State University studying English (Creative Writing) with concentrations in both Poetry and Fiction. She is also an intern for ASU's Environmental Humanities Initiative. After graduation, she will continue her education at ASU in the English MA program and pursue a career in editing and publishing.
Carolina Quintero is the poetry editor for Issue 27. She is a junior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English Creative Writing and Justice Studies with a minor in French. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in writing and attend law school.
Charlie Saifi is the Superstition Review Social Media Manager for Issue 27. They are a current Sophomore at Arizona State University who is double-majoring in Psychology and Literature. At ASU, Charlie also works as a Writing Mentor. After graduation, Charlie hopes to pursue writing, as well as explore career fields related to counseling or becoming a university professor.
Grace Tobin is currently an undergraduate at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University majoring in Creative Writing with a Fiction concentration and minoring in French. She was the Fiction Editor for Superstition Review’s Issue 26 and the Interview Editor for ISsue 27. She spent this past summer as a content writing intern at the digital marketing company, Prioritize Success. She is also a member of the sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and currently serves as their Service Director. Her favorite book of all time is Jane Eyre and she hopes to be an author one day.
Harrison Price is the Nonfiction Editor for Issue 27. He is a senior at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University on the West Campus. He is majoring in Communication with a minor in Spanish. After graduation, he hopes to go on to graduate school and pursue a Master's degree in Library and Information Science.
Isabelle Kinney is the content editor for the Art Section for Issue 27 of Superstition Review. She is currently a second-year student studying French and Political Science. She is also a research assistant for projects in the School of Politics and Global Studies and the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious studies.
Kayla Morales is the Advertising Coordinator for Superstition Review’s Issue 27. She is a junior at Arizona State University majoring in English (Writing, Rhetorics & Literacies) with a minor in Film and Media Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also has served in several officer positions for ASU’s student organization, the Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA). After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career as a film and television screenwriter in Hollywood, as well as writing her own novels.
Madeline Lewis is the Content Coordinator for Issue 27 of Superstition Review. She is a junior at Arizona State University and is pursing a major in English (Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies). She is also working on a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). In addition, she is a co-secretary for the Rotaract Club at ASU, a local service organization. After graduation, she plans to teach English or work in publishing.
Roxanne Bingham is the Fiction Editor for Issue 27 of Superstition Review. She was also the Social Media Manager for Issue 26 of Superstition Review. She is currently in her last semester at ASU and is studying English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She is also in Barrett, The Honors College and is completing her undergraduate thesis this year. She is the Communications Coordinator for a book blog called The Spellbinding Shelf and was a Staff Writer for the year prior. She plans to go on to get an MFA in Fiction after she graduates with hopes of becoming an author.
Taylor King is the blog editor for Issue 27. She is a senior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English with a focus on Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies. Additionally, she is currently working as a Writing Tutor for ASU's online tutoring center; however, after graduation, she plans to pursue a career in book publishing.