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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 books on Goodreads

Faculty Advisors

Becky Byrkit
Becky 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.

Claire  Lauer
Claire Lauer

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.

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.

Rebecca Fish Ewan
Rebecca Fish Ewan

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
Sarah Viren

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.

Student Editor-in-chief

Khanh Nguyen

Khanh Nguyen is the Art Editor for Issue 28 and the Student Editor-in-Chief for Issue 29. She is a student of Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. She majors in English Literature and minors in Philosophy. After graduation in Spring 2022, Khanh will be working on her Master of Mass Communication. 

Student Editors

Angelique Green
Angelique Green

Angelique Green is part of the Social Media Team for Issues 28 and 29. She is a Senior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English Literature and minoring in Sustainability. After graduation, she plans to find a career in editing and publishing as well as pursue her passion for making art and films.

Ashley Gaskin
Ashley Gaskin

Ashley Gaskin is the art editor for Issue 29. She is a Junior at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English (Creative Writing) with minors in Studio Art and Art History. After graduation, she plans to write novels and design book covers.

Au'jae Mitchell
Au'jae Mitchell

Au'jae Mitchell is the avertising coordinator for Issue 29. She majors in English Literature and is pursuing a Certificate in African and African-American Studies at Arizona State University. She will be working on her Masters in English Literature following her Graduation in Fall 2022. 

Claire van Doren
Claire van Doren

Claire van Doren is the blog editor for Issue 29.

Daniel Matlock
Daniel Matlock

Daniel Matlock is a fiction editor for Superstition Review’s 29th Issue. He is a creative writing student at Arizona State University. His fiction has appeared in Maricopa Community College’s Passages anthology and his poetry in the 2021 volume of Haiku Expo: Arizona inspired Japanese Poetry. He’s also published nonfiction in The Creative Cafe and was an Associate Editor for Everyone Change Volume III: An Anthology of Climate Fiction. After graduation, he hopes to teach English abroad in Japan while working on his novels and short stories.

Etosha Magee
Etosha Magee

Etosha Magee is the nonfiction editor for Issue 29. She is a Senior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English with a concentration in Literature. She has published one fictional short story called “The Dance of the Night.” After graduation, she plans to pursue her passion for creativity though writing, editing, and publishing.

Hannah Coleman
Hannah Coleman

Hannah Coleman is a Superstition Review's fiction editor for Issues 29 and 28. She is a Junior at Arizona State University and is pursuing a major in English with a focus on Literature. After graduation, Hannah plans to pursue her passion for writing as well as a career in editing and publishing.

Kate Rieger
Kate Rieger

Kate Rieger is a part of the social media team for Issue 30. She was also on the social media team for Issue 29 and was the advertising coordinator for Issue 28. Kate is a senior at Barrett, The Honors College and is double-majoring in Communication and Film Studies. In addition, she is a Writing Mentor at ASU's Writers' Studio. After graduation, she plans to attend law school to pursue a career in international law.

Patrick De Leon
Patrick De Leon

Patrick De Leon is the Poetry Editor for Issue 29. He is a senior at Arizona State University, majoring in English with a focus on poetry and a minor in Art History. In addition to being a full-time student, Patrick work for Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College here at ASU where he coordinates Internship programs for Educational Studies students. He plans on pursing his MFA in Creative Writing after graduation.

Taylor Dilger
Taylor Dilger

Taylor Dilger is the Blog Editor for Issue 29. She is a senior at ASU majoring in English and minoring in Media Analysis. After graduating, she plans to work in publishing.

Teri McConnell
Teri McConnell

Teri McConnell is the content coordinator for Issue 29. She is a senior at ASU majoring in English: Creative Writing. After graduating, she plans to pursue a career writing fiction and working in publishing.

Veronica Gonzales
Veronica Gonzales

Veronica Gonzales is the interview editor for Issue 29. She is a junior at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. She’s double-majoring in Political Science and English, and she currently works as a Writing Tutor for ASU’s Writing Center. After graduation, she plans to attend law school.