Staff

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 literary magazines at Lit Mag Lunch and reviews books on Goodreads

Faculty Advisors

Catherine Rezza
Catherine Rezza

Catherine Rezza is an Instructor of English in the School of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University's Downtown Phoenix Campus where she teaches creative writing and composition.  She has worked in an editorial capacity for HyperionHayden's Ferry Review, and Write On, Downtown . She is currently an associate editor of Merge: An Independent Journal of Convergent Ideas.

Claire  Lauer
Claire Lauer

Web Design 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. She is a certified Webmaster and has taught workshops in Web design and writing for the Web.

Elizabyth  Hiscox
Elizabyth Hiscox

Elizabyth Hiscox holds an MFA in creative writing from ASU and is an Assistant Poetry Editor for the online journal 42 Opus, as well as an advisor for Superstition Review. She was 2007 Poet-in-Residence at St. Chad's College of Durham University, England; and prior to a return to the Piper Center for Creative Writing in July of 2008, she instructed composition, literature, and creative writing at ASU's Polytechnic Campus. Her work has most recently appeared in Gulf Coast, Foundation, and The Journal of Modern Literature, and is currently featured as part of the Seventh Avenue Streetscape in central Phoenix. Her chapbook Inventory from a One-Hour Room is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Judith Van
Judith Van

Judith Van earned a BFA in Studio Art, and an MFA in Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She currently teaches writing at ASU and for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and is the "Come Home to English” Art and Archives gallery director. She was fiction editor of Hayden's Ferry Review, and Gallery Director of Harry Wood Gallery. She has shown work in juried competitions in Arizona, California, and Oregon, and is currently working on a novel.

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.

Student Editors

Amy Cheung
Amy Cheung

Amy Cheung is the advertising coordinator for Issue 5. She is a junior in ASU's Creative Writing program. Born in Mesa, Arizona, Amy has spent most of her life in China, where she graduated from high school. She is passionate about writing and has attended writing workshops around the US to improve herself. She wishes to continue on after she graduates from ASU to an MFA program in Creative Writing or an MA program in Museum Studies.

Anthony Cuevas
Anthony Cuevas

Anthony Cuevas is a senior at Arizona State University and is currently pursuing his Bachelors' degree from the Interdisciplinary Studies Program with concentrations in business and creative writing. Anthony has always had a passion for creative writing and design and hopes to learn more about the publishing process through this internship. His life long goal is to keep writing and eventually get his work published and to one day own his own small business.

Britney Gulbrandsen
Britney Gulbrandsen

Britney Gulbrandsen is the nonfiction editor for Issue 5 and the interview coordinator for Issue 7. She is a Literature, Writing and Film major at the Polytechnic campus. She hopes that it will help her learn the process of publishing as well as give her tips on how to get published herself. Britney has lived in Arizona her whole life and does not plan on leaving. She has always loved to read and decided at a young age that she wants to be a writer. She loves to read and write all different kinds of works such as poetry, short stories, novels and creative nonfiction.

Carrie Grant
Carrie Grant

Carrie Grant is a blogger for Issue 5 and the content coordinator for Issue 6. She is a junior at ASU pursuing concurrent degrees in English Literature and Sociology. She is currently the editor in chief of The Barrett Chronicle, a student-run magazine for the Honors College. Carrie also works on ASU's Tempe campus for the Success Coaching Center, where she helps students confront college challenges, and for the Writing Center, where she is a tutor. This is Carrie's second semester as a Superstition Review intern, and she is excited to continue to develop skills that will help her pursue a career in magazine or book publishing upon graduation.

Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt returned to college in the fall of 2008 to pursue her Bachelors of Arts in Literature, Writing and Film and is set to graduate from ASU in December of 2010. She is currently unpublished, but not deterred as she continues dabbling in creative nonfiction and fiction. She hopes to take her love of language and the experience she gains interning for Superstition Review into the publishing and/or editing world upon graduation, prior to continuing her pursuit of a Master's Degree in Fine Arts.

Christelle Hobby
Christelle Hobby

Christelle Hobby is the web design editor for Issue 5. She is a senior at Arizona State University. She is pursuing concurrent degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Creative Writing with an emphasis on fiction. She has worked as a breaking news reporter for The Arizona Republic and runs a blog called "Life on Writer's Block," which caters specifically to new writers. Christelle dreams of working for a renowned publishing company and hopes to some day see her own writing on bookstore shelves.

Donald Weir
Donald Weir

Donald Weir is the fiction editor for Issue 5. He is a Creative Writing student at Arizona State University. He currently is a button maker at a button factory but would much rather write for a living.

Elizabeth Anderson
Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson is the soliticitation coordinator for Issue 3, nonfiction editor for Issue 4, and worked on the content team for Issue 5. She is finishing her last semester at ASU as a Creative Writing major with a minor in Art History. Upon graduation, she is hoping to start a career in the publishing world.

Gary Blair
Gary Blair

Gary Blair is the art editor for Issue 5 and Issue 9. He is a junior at Arizona State University and seeks to earn a Bachelors' Degree from the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. His academic concentrations include human Biology and Creative Writing. He hopes to go on to do Master's work in medicine and become a Physician's Assistant. He brings a unique perspective to the art editor position with his educational background of music and legal coursework, combined with a recent tour as a U.S. Army Combat Medic.

Gina Rossi
Gina Rossi

Gina Rossi is the fiction editor for Issue 5. She studies English Creative Writing as a junior at ASU. She was originally a Journalism major but wanted more freedom to write/learn a more editorial style. She grew up in a small town right outside Chicago, IL and now she splits her life between Arizona and San Diego, CA, where her boyfriend lives. She attributes her interest in reading and writing to her encouraging high school English teachers. Upon graduation, she would like to work in publishing but still keeps an open mind about what the future holds.

Haley Coles
Haley Coles

Haley Coles is the poetry editor for Issue 5. She is a junior, majoring in English with concentration in Creative Writing. She focuses on poetry. Haley plans on applying to graduate schools to attend in the fall of 2011 for an MFA in Poetry. She has been published in Oregon State University's journal PRISM and ASU's Lux. She would like to teach at a university or a high school, publish collections of her poetry, edit for a literary journal, and open a vegan cafe.

Kimberly Singleton
Kimberly Singleton

Kimberly Singleton is the nonfiction editor for Issue 5 and the interview coordinator for Issue 6. She is in her junior year at ASU as well as a student of Barrett, the Honors College at ASU's West campus. After completing her undergraduate studies in English and Public Relations, Kimberly would like to attend graduate school for an interdisciplinary emphasis in English studies, encompassing Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Literature. This past June, Kimberly had an opportunity to present a paper that exemplified her interests in this interdisciplinary approach at Duquesne University's Communication Ethics Conference. Kimberly currently tutors at the ASU West Writing Center and is the assistant to the editor for an academic book series through Purdue Press.

Lauren Brown
Lauren Brown

Lauren Brown is the art editor for Issue 5. She is currently in her last semester as a Literature, Writing and Film major at ASU Polytechnic campus; this will be her second degree as she graduated in 2007 with a degree in Justice Studies. Upon graduation she hopes to work in publishing or education while continuing on to graduate school. Outside of school Lauren works part time as a respite and habilitation care provider for special needs children and enjoys including writing and art therapy in her work. Eventually she would like to combine her love of art and writing and publish a children's book.

Lisa Mortensen
Lisa Mortensen

Lisa Mortensen is the reading series coordinator for Issue 5. She is a third year Imaginative Writing major at ASU. She has lived on both coasts of the U.S., and a few places in between, but considers Arizona her home. Lisa's most recent writing accomplishment came when her short story Lolita's Laundry Day was published in a retro-themed magazine. Upon completion of her degree she hopes to pursue a career in publishing and/or teaching. Ultimately, Lisa's desire is to bring attention to creative writing as a recognized form of art therapy.

Madeline Beach
Madeline Beach

Madeline Beach is the solicitation coordinator for Issue 5 and content coordinator for Issue 6. She is currently completing her final semester hours to earn the designation of a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. At this time, Madeline is professionally working as a technical writer and enjoys seeing the worlds of technology and literacy work together in tandem, in both professional and academic settings. She enjoys being closely involved with the ever-growing revolution of online publishing.

Michael Volkers
Michael Volkers

Michael Volkers is the content coordinator for Issue 5. He is a junior at ASU studying English Literature. He holds an Associate's degree in chemistry and certificates in Police Photography, Fingerprint Classification & Identification, and Evidence Technology. He is an aspiring writer who intends to use his experience with Superstition Review to become a better author and as a gateway into a possible career in publishing.

Michaela Stephens
Michaela Stephens

Michaela Stephens is the submissions coordinator for Issue 5. She is a senior in the Literature, Writing, and Film major with a concentration in creative writing. She currently has a blog on which she explores her philosophical and religious thought based on her scripture reading, and she is also working on a fantasy story about a spoiled prince and a priestess.

Nicole Davis
Nicole Davis

Nicole Davis is the photoshop editor for Issue 5. She is a first year Graphic Design major at ASU and has spent the past fall semester working towards her goal of making it into the design program by the end of the year. Her love of both design and photography has driven her desire to work in these fields in the future. She aspires to become an editor of a highly regarded magazine, so she hopes her responsibility managing all Photoshop work for Superstition Review issue five will provide her with a rich amount of knowledge about the production and publication of a magazine.

Nicole Dunlap
Nicole Dunlap

Nicole Dunlap is the photoshop editor for Issue 4 and the development editor for Issue 5. She is in her final semester at ASU. She will be graduating in May with a degree in English Literature. Most of her academic career, she has studied Medieval Literature; she presented last Fall in the Discipuli Juncti conference on the oral origins of the poem Beowulf. She was also a writing editor at Tempe Campus's Writing Center. Nicole wishes to pursue graduate studies after a break from her undergraduate years. She will take this time to travel, contemplate how to approach graduate school, and work on enhancing both her professional and creative writing skills.