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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

Nathaniel Buckingham
Nathaniel Buckingham

Nathaniel Buckingham is the student editor-in-chief for Issue 31. He is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in Creative Writing. He was chosen as a Desert Nights, Rising Stars ASU conference scholar, and he is also the 1st place recipient of the ASU Glendon & Kathryn Swarthout Award in Fiction, chosen by Amber Sparks. After graduation, he plans to pursue an MFA in creative writing.

Student Editors

Adelyn Ascherl
Adelyn Ascherl

Adelyn Ascherl is the art editor for Issue 31. She is a junior at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. Her major is English Literature with a minor in Studio Art. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in editing and publishing and potentially further her education in graduate school.

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.

Antonio Folcarelli
Antonio Folcarelli

Antonio Folcarelli is a fiction editor for Issue 32 and a blog editor for Issue 31. He is a junior at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. He's majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and minoring in Philosophy. After graduation, he plans on earning an MFA in Creative Writing with the goal of teaching undergraduate creative writing.

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.

Georgia Limbaugh
Georgia Limbaugh

Georgia Limbaugh is the advertising coordinator for Issue 31. She is a Senior at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. She is majoring in Political Science and working on getting her Master's degree in Political Science through the school’s 4+1 program. After graduation, she plans to go to law school and hopefully work on the school’s student magazine.

Katrina Marty
Katrina Marty

Katrina Marty is one of two Fiction Editors for Issue 31. She is majoring in English Literature with a minor in Business and will be graduating this spring. She has already started her MA in English Literature and will be completing her graduate degree in Spring of 2024. After she graduates she plans to pursue a career in writing and publishing.

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.

 Morgan Horner
Morgan Horner

Morgan Horner is the fiction editor for Issue 31. She is a senior at Arizona State University with a major in English (Creative Writing) and minoring in Film and Media Studies. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to earn an MFA in Creative Writing, pursue her passion for writing, and share that passion with others through teaching.

Olivia Grasso
Olivia Grasso

Olivia Grasso is the nonfiction editor for Issue 31. She is a junior at Barrett, The Honors College and is majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She also has a minor in Italian and looks forward to studying abroad in Italy next fall. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in publishing and hopes to see her own work in print some day. 

Taylor Dilger
Taylor Dilger

Taylor Dilger is the Advertising Coordinator for Issue 31, 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.

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.