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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

Taylor Dilger
Taylor Dilger

Taylor Dilger is the Student Editor-In-Chief for Issue 30 and 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.

Student Editors

Abygail Leon Zavala
Abygail Leon Zavala

Abygail Leon Zavala is the fiction editor for Issue 30. She is a senior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in Creative Writing with an emphasis in fiction and minoring in Psychology. After graduation, she plans to attain a certificate in teaching and later pursue a career in editing and publishing.

Riqué “Rich” Duhamell
Rich Duhamell

Riqué “Rich” Duhamell is the interview editor for Issue 30 and Issue 31. They are a junior at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. They are double-majoring in English with a concentration in fiction writing and Spanish with a focus on literature, along with a minor in transborder Chicane and Latine studies and a certificate in oral histories and storytelling. Their spoken word pieces have been commissioned by the nonprofit Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. After graduation, they plan on pursuing their MLIS and becoming a librarian.

Anna Miller
Anna Miller

Anna Miller is the content coordinator for issues 30 and 31. She is a senior at ASU majoring in English, minoring in Business, and working on a certificate in LGBT Studies. After graduation, she plans to pursue her passion for writing and a career in editing and publishing.

Au'jae Mitchell
Au'jae Mitchell

Au'jae Mitchell is the Poetry Editor for Issue 30. She majors in English Literature and is pursuing a Certificate in African and African-American Studies at Arizona State University. Additionally, she serves as the Writing Intern for ASU Project Humanities. She will be working on her Master's in English Literature following her Graduation in Fall 2022.

Bailey Wood
Bailey Wood

Bailey Wood is one of the nonfiction editors for Issue 30. She is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing as well as a minor in Psychology. She currently works at the ASU Writing Center as a Writing Tutor. After graduation, she plans on pursuing her goals of becoming a novelist and working in the publishing industry.

Brennie Shoup
Brennie Shoup

Brennie Shoup is the blog editor for Issue 30 and Issue 31. She is a Senior at ASU, studying English and Political Science. After graduating, she hopes to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing and eventually teach undergraduate English.

Guillerly Mendez
Guillerly Mendez

Guillerly Mendez is the advertising coordinator for issue 30. She is a senior at the Polytechinc campus at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English. After graduation, she plans to work towards her editing certificate.

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.

Madison Latham
Madison Latham

Madison Latham is one of the poetry editors for Issue 30. She is a senior at ASU majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Her goal after graduation is to teach high school English while working on a masters in Liberal Studies online.

Margaret LaCorte
Margaret LaCorte

Margaret LaCorte is one of two fiction editors for Issue 30 and the social media manager for Issue 31. She is a junior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English with a potential concentration in Creative Writing. After graduation, she is planning on pursuing the craft of writing, as well as a career in publishing.

Taylor Montano
Taylor Montano

Taylor Montano is a Nonfiction Editor for Issue 30 and a Social Media Manager for Issue 31. They are currently a senior with a major in English Creative Writing, and an Intern with Dr. Blasingame in which they TA ENG 471, and draft their first YA novel. They look forward to editing for authors in the future, as well as writing on the side.