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.
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.
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.
Web 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 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.
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.
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.
Amber Mosure is the development editor for Issue 3 and poetry editor for Issue 4. She is an English Literature major who recently switched from Creative Writing to Literature. She likes to write as much as she likes to read. She has lived in two places: Phoenix and Denver. She wrote a book two years ago, Sibylline, feels the need to edit and revise it a lot more before she would even submit the manuscript. Amber really digs dadaist, existentialist, and post-modernist writing more than anything else and is really into anything vintage, especially art nouveau. She is especially fond of the 1920s era and the turn-of-the-century. Amber considers herself a little eccentric and is also working on an almost-finished screenplay with a friend.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Anderson is a third year Creative Writing major, hoping to minor in Art History at ASU West Campus. She is a transfer student from Northern Arizona University, and is happy to be back in the heat. This summer, she plans to study Shakespeare at the University of Cambridge in London to become a better-rounded student. Upon finishing her degree, she hopes to stand out and be accepted into the medical program at Northwestern.
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 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.
Haley Larson is the poetry editor for Issue 3. She is a Creative Writing major, as well as a full-time staff member at ASU. She previously studied at Kingston University in London and the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where she earned her first Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Music. She hopes to pursue her MFA in poetry soon, and ultimately, teach and work overseas with travel programs for writers and artists. She is delighted to join Superstition Review this semester and read heaps of poetry.
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.
Sarah Dillard is the fiction editor for Issue 3. She is a senior in the Literature, Writing, and Film Program at Arizona State University. She is excited for the opportunity to intern with Superstition Review and is looking forward to gaining an insight in magazine publishing. She hopes her work as a fiction editor will give her the necessary skills to publish her own fiction one day. Upon graduation, she would like to earn her teaching certificate or work in publishing.
Timothy Allen is the web design editor for both Issue 3 and Issue 4. He is a senior at ASU majoring in Literature, Writing, and Film in preparation for applying to Law School next year. He is a published novelist with years of experience in professional writing and website design. With a diverse skill set under his belt already, he is not sure what he wants to be when he grows up—being a lawyer seems like too much of a part-time job, so he continues to dream to one day see his name in the credits as a writer for a major Disney movie.
Veronica Martinez is the advertising coordinator for Issue 3. She is a junior at Arizona State University currently pursuing a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Justice Studies. Through this internship she hopes to gain knowledge about the online publishing industry and hopes to apply this knowledge to future literary opportunities.