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. Her book Hemming Flames (Utah State University Press, 2016) won the May Swenson Poetry Award and the 2017 Milton Kessler Poetry Award. A chapter from her memoir in progress was published by New Orleans Review. 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, Smartish Pace, Burnside Review, Poetry Northwest, Third Coast, Hobart, decomP, Midway Journal, Armchair/Shotgun, and Natural Bridge. 

Faculty Advisors

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.

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.

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.

Student Editors

Anthony Cinquepalmi
Anthony Cinquepalmi

Photoshop Editor Anthony Cinquepalmi is a sophomore English (Creative Writing) major in Barrett, the Honors College at ASU. His poetry was published in last spring's edition of Lux Literary Magazine. His experience with photography spans over the past five years and includes repeated study in High School as well as current study with ASU's Photo department. He has worked with azTeen magazine as a photographer, and recently, his work was chosen to be exhibited at ASU's downtown campus in an Honor's Collage artist showcase.

Anthony Torres
Anthony Torres

Art Editor Anthony Torres is a senior completing his last year at Arizona State University studying English Literature. Afterward he plans on attending graduate school in either linguistic studies or literature. His long-term goal is to become an editor at one of the major publishing houses. Along with his internship with Superstition Review, he also works freelance at the number one online outsourcing company, Burn Your To Do List, where he writes and proofreads article submissions for clients. This is his first semester with Superstition Review.

Ashley Brand
Ashley Brand

Blogger Ashley Brand is a Creative Writing major and Film & Media Studies minor in her Junior year at Arizona State University. She has been published in the online literary magazine Riverbabble and in What The Thunder Said. In the future, Ashley aspires to graduate from ASU and write screenplays.

Brandy Winchester
Brandy Winchester

Poetry Editor Brandy Winchester is a senior at Arizona State University. She plans on graduating in May of 2011 with a Bachelor in English Literature, and a minor in Anthropology. After her graduation she would like to attend a law school in Arizona. Her long term career goals consist of graduating from law school to then go onto practicing in family law; specializing in divorce cases. This is her first intern position and she looks forwards to the experience.

Carrie Grant
Carrie Grant

Content Coordinator Carrie Grant 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

Nonfiction Editor Chris Schmidt has worked for two semesters with Superstition Review. She will complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature, Writing & Film in December of this year, and then plans to apply for graduate school to focus on liberal studies with an emphasis in creative nonfiction. She is co-founder and managing director of scribes @ ASU, a creative writing club at Arizona State University, as well as a contributing writer for an online publisher. Currently, she is working on a collection of personal essays, and gaining a better working knowledge of social/networking media, including blogging.

Jason Wright
Jason Wright

Poetry Editor Jason Wright is an ASU senior majoring in Creative Writing with a focus on Poetry, and an Arizona native. He has studied under such poets as Sally Ball and Norman Dubie, and is currently examining the effects of poetic form under the guidance of Terry Hummer. Having grown up around computers, he is also very tech and internet savvy, and currently boasts a day-job doing web design and development for a small business in Glendale, AZ.

Katie McCoach
Katie McCoach

Nonfiction Editor Katie McCoach is in her senior year at Arizona State University majoring in Communications and Creative Writing with a focus in Fiction. She recently spent a year writing news articles for a women's health website, AskMyOBGYN.com, had a non-fiction piece published in the April '10 Issue of Kalliope - an online publication at Arizona State University-, and currently writes for a volunteer newsletter at her part-time job in short sales. Katie hopes to move to L.A. after graduation, write a collection of short stories called Living by Butterflies, and begin writing her grandmothers biography. This is Katie's first semester with Superstition Review.

Kimberly Singleton
Kimberly Singleton

Interview Editor Kimberly Singleton 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. This is Kimberly's second internships with Superstition Review.

Kylie Powell
Kylie Powell

Advertising Coordinator Kylie Powell is currently a junior at Arizona State University where she is studying Literature, Writing, and Film. This is her first semester working with Superstition Review. She is an active employee through ASU's campus recreation department where she helps with advertising and also does writing for their monthly newsletter. Kylie someday hopes to be a film critic and fiction writer.

Madeline Beach
Madeline Beach

Content Coordinator Madeline Beach 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. This is Madeline's second semester with Superstition Review as she enjoys being closely involved with the ever-growing revolution of online publishing.

Maria Holguin
Maria Holguin

Interview Editor Maria Holguin is in her fourth year at ASU studying English literature and minoring in Transborder Chicano/a & Latina/o Studies. Along with writing, she enjoys reading memoirs, nonfiction and Chicano literature. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a career writing documentary articles for magazines. This is her first semester with Superstition Review.

Maria Isabel Alvarez
Maria Isabel Alvarez

Fiction Editor Maria Isabel Alvarez is an English Literature senior with a passion for the craft of creative writing. She has worked previously at an editorial internship at a local magazine, which granted her the opportunity to write three feature-length articles for three separate publications. She aspires to attend NYU's Creative Writing program post-graduation in order to pursue creative writing in conjunction with English literature. She looks forward to working with fellow writers at Superstition Review.

Mary Richardson
Mary Richardson

Reading Coordinator Mary Richardson is a sophomore at Arizona Student University and is a student of the Barrett Honors College. She is pursuing a concurrent major in English Literature and European History. She is also a Fiction Reviewer for ASU's Lux Literary Magazine. Her career aspirations are to work in editing/publishing or to be a professor. She greatly looks forward to learning more about the literary and academic fields.

Rebecca Glenn
Rebecca Glenn

Art Editor Rebecca Glenn is a senior at ASU, majoring in English Literature. She is looking forward to the challenge of contributing to the publishing process at Superstition Review. Her experiences in upper-division class work have inspired and encouraged her to consider a career in publishing. She is thrilled to have an opportunity to experience the field first-hand through Superstition Review.

Sarah Stevenson
Sarah Stevenson

Fiction Editor Sarah Stevenson is in her senior year at Arizona State University majoring in Creative Writing. She is currently working on her Honor's Thesis Project, writing and illustrating a children's book. This is Sarah's first semester at Superstition Review.