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.
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.
Art Advisor Jacquie Scott is a Principal Lecturer and Honors Faculty Fellow at Arizona State University's Barrett Honors College, where she teaches seminars such as The Human Event, Writing about Self and Place, and Teaching Excellence.She holds a B.A. from Kalamazoo College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Arizona State University. She directs Barrett's Summer Greece and Italy program and is currently developing an interdisciplinary educational travel program to New Orleans, New York, and Washington, D.C.
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.
Interview Advisor Melanie Pitts is a Lecturer in English and Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies for Arizona State University's School of Letters and Sciences. She received her PhD in Literature from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida) in 2003. Her areas of specialization and research interests include English and Italian Renaissance literature, women's literature, and interdisciplinary approaches to identity and subjectivity.
Poetry Editor April Stolarz is a senior at ASU pursuing concurrent degrees in Print/Online Journalism and Creative Writing with a focus on Poetry. Along with her Superstition Review internship April also writes for ASU's Media Relations Office and freelances for a variety of publications. She has studied poetry under Norman Dubie and Terry Hummer and is currently studying under Sally Ball. She maintains a blog about local music, Dose of Rock, and hopes to work for a music publication someday. This is April's first semester with Superstition Review.
Content Coordinator Ashley Carter is currently a junior studying English Literature at Arizona State University. She is also working on a minor in Media Analysis, a Writing Certificate, and an LGBT Certificate along with her degree. In her free time, Ashley reads, writes, spends time with friends, and participates in Gamma Rho Lambda activities, where she is Head of Public Relations. After graduating, she plans to move to New York, attend graduate school, and pursue a career as an editor for a publishing company. This is her first semester with Superstition Review.
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.
Britney Gulbrandsen is a Literature, Writing and Film major at the Polytechnic campus. She is looking forward to her time as a non-fiction editor with Superstition Review this semester. 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.
Interview Editor Christina Arregoces is a sophomore at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. She is studying Creative Writing as an English major and has a focus in fiction. She is a writer for State Press Magazine, and the recipient of the 2011 Jane Shaw Jacobs Award for Fiction. Upon graduating in 2014, she hopes to attend law school and pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer, while continuing to cultivate her love of writing all the while. This is her second semester at Superstition Review.
Poetry editor Emily Beckley is entering her senior year here at Arizona State pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Upon graduating in December, she plans to utilize her degree to get herself into graduate school to study publishing. Originally from Chicago, Emily hopes to move to the northwest after graduation to follow her dream of working in the editing/publishing field and also hopes to one day publish her own poetry for the masses. This is Emily's premier semester at Superstition Review.
Fiction Editor Frederick “Brandon” Raehl is a senior at ASU completing concurrent degrees in Psychology and Literature, Writing, and Film. As well as working in healthcare as a CT Technologist, he plays music, writes screenplays, and develops black and white photographs. After completing his honors thesis in psychology titled, The Effect of Workload on Academic Performance, his time is now devoted towards writing. Though his current ambitions outside of college are unclear, he intends on using writing in any endeavor he decides to pursue. His favorite all-time book is The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.
Web Designer Jason Wright is an ASU senior majoring in Creative Writing. He is also a self-taught web developer and currently helps maintain multiple websites originating around his hometown in Phoenix, Arizona. While finding balance between intricate expression through poetry and hard-coded website and computer manipulation, he flourishes when given the opportunity to utilize both. This is his second semester as an intern with Superstition Review.
Fiction Editor Jennifer Cuellar is a senior at Arizona State University and will be graduating in May with a degree in English Literature. Upon graduation she hopes to break into the small press publishing industry and work with independent and emerging authors on the West Coast. In addition to fiction, Jennifer also writes freelance reviews and news articles, some of which she hopes will be published nationally this year. This is her first semester with Superstition Review.
Advertising Coordinator Kim Jakubowski is an English (Creative Writing) major completing her senior year at ASU. Her short story, “Heartland,” recently won the Randel and Susan McCraw Helms Homecoming Writing Contest, and is being published in an upcoming issue of Marooned. Aside from her internship withSuperstition Review, Kim currently works as an ESL tutor. After graduation, she hopes to travel and continue writing, and eventually pursue an MFA or a career in publishing. This is her first semester with Superstition Review.
Content Coordinator Maleri Severi is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in English Literature and Finance. Maleri hopes to attend graduate school in New York City to study publishing. She is currently working on her Barrett Honors College thesis project that examines Christian allegory throughout Shakespeare's The Tempest. Maleri hopes to one day pursue a career in the publishing field.
Nonfiction Editor Sarah Ladman is a senior at Arizona State University. She will be graduating in May 2011 with a degree in Literature, Writing, and Film, and a minor in Human and Family Studies. After graduation, she would like to break into the world of children's literature, and hopes to begin writing her first book. Her passion for children's books and youth literacy has been nurtured by the years she has spent working with children as a preschool teacher. This is Sarah's first semester withSuperstition Review.
Interview Editor Stacie Fraser is in her senior year at Arizona State University. She is studying English Literature and will be graduating in May. After graduating, she hopes to apply her skills learned throughout college to a career in editing and publishing. This is her first semester working with Superstition Review.
Nonfiction Editor Terrah Hancock is an English Literature major at Arizona State University. Her essay, "Snobbery Tower" is being published in the upcoming edition of Lux Literary Magazine. She has also finished a working draft of her memoir entitled Singing Myself To Sleep and is in the editorial phase of publication. Her book offers a raw view into the existence of a suburban trophy wife during the collapse of the economy and the subsequent breakdown of her life as she knew it.
Advertising Coordinator Tyler Hughes is a Senior at Arizona State University. He will be graduating in 2011 with a degree in English Literature. After graduation he would like to be able to apply his skills and experiences learned at ASU and interning for Superstition Review to get a career in publishing and editing. He also has a passion for writing fiction and hopes to be able to find a home for his writings. This is his first year working for Superstition Review.