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.
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.
Bev McMann is the advertising coordinator for Issue 8. She is completing her final three hours at ASU to earn a BA in Literature, Writing and Film. She holds an Associate degree and certificates in Art and Hypnotherapy. She has written four screenplays, one short film, and enjoys nonfiction environmental writing. Before moving to Mesa, she lived abroad for ten years in Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
Christina Arregoces is the art editor for Issue 7 and interview editor for Issue 8. She 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 Corinne Randall is a junior at Arizona State University studying Creative Writing. She is focusing in poetry but is also interested in fiction, nonfiction and literature. When she finishes her undergraduate degree, she hopes to pursue a job either writing for a magazine or teaching English to high school students, hoping to spread her passion for the subject to them. Originally born and raised in Massachusetts, she hopes to someday find herself back on the East Coast. She works as a celebrity blogger for the website TheCelebrityCafe.com
Nonfiction Editor Emily Conley is a senior majoring in Technical Communication at Arizona State University. When she isn't blogging, she volunteers as a secretary, newsletter editor, graphic designer, and website manager. Her career goals after graduating in May include freelance writing, designing for magazines, and working with nonprofit organizations. This is her first semester working with Superstition Review.
Art Editor Jake Adler is a sophomore at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in Creative Writing. He has published poetry in both Lux and Marooned, two undergraduate literary magazines, and he writes for The State Press as a bi-weekly opinion columnist. After graduating, Jake looks forward to traveling abroad and continuing to hone his writing craft before attending graduate school. This is his first semester at Superstition Review.
Jason Wright is the poetry editor for Issue 6 and the web design editor for both Issue 7 and Issue 8. He 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 such as ByKyli.com,Bidjudge.com, and SyCara.com. While finding balance between intricate expression through poetry and hard-coded website and computer manipulation, he flourishes when given the opportunity to utilize both.
Kimberley Hutchinson is the nonfiction editor for Issue 8 and poetry editor for Issue 9. She is a junior at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University where she is pursuing concurrent degrees in Women/Gender Studies and English (Creative Writing, specializing in Fiction) with a minor in Anthropology. After graduating in Fall 2013, other from establishing herself as a writer, she plans to attend law school, obtain a masters degree in social work, and ultimately aspires to have a career in human rights and constitutional law. This is her second semester with Superstition Review.
Poetry Editor Ljubo Popovich is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. He is majoring in Literature, Film and Writing at Arizona State University. He is most interested in the publishing world and would like to someday publish handsome editions of classics of literature and poetry. Also an avid reader, amateur writer, chess player, and drummer, he tends to think that all you need in life is a good book, and good people to spend time with.
Marie Lazaro is the interview editor for Issue 8. She is a senior at Arizona State University. She will be graduating in December from the School of Letters and Sciences with a degree in Literature: Writing and Film. Upon graduating, she plans on broadening her horizons with hopes of writing for TV and movies as well as continuing to find work within the industry of magazines. Originally being from New Jersey, she plans on heading back east to New York City to experience the lifestyle and find possible job opportunities before ultimately returning back to Arizona. This is her first semester with the Superstition Review.
Samantha Velez is the content coordinator for Issue 8. She is a senior at ASU majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Spanish and Literature, Writing, and Film. She also has a minor in film production and will be graduating in May. She is currently working on her senior thesis with the Barrett Honors College about faerie folklore within adolescent literature. She is also a contributing writer for the website The Celebrity Cafe and hopes to work in publishing after graduation.
Stephanie De La Rosa is the social networker for Issue 8, fiction editor for Issue 9, and student editor-in-chief of Issue 9. She is a junior at Arizona State University completing concurrent degrees in Creative Writing and French, and a minor in Art History. She has always had an affinity for languages and hopes to become a translator of literary works. Her short story “Wisterias” and her poem "Textiles" were published online in Winter 2011 by ASU's West Campus's Canyon Voices.
Fiction Editor Tana Ingram is a senior at Arizona State University, majoring in Literature, Writing and Film. She will graduate December 2011 with honors and a certificate in Multimedia Writing and Technical Communications. After graduation, Tana plans on attending graduate school for creative writing. This is Tana's first semester at Superstition Review.
Content Coordinator Winona Manrique is a senior at Arizona State University. She will graduate Spring 2012 with a BA in English Literature. Her short story “Back to the Hearth” won the 2011 Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Award for 2nd place in Fiction. Originally from Connecticut, she plans to move to New York City to pursue a career in publishing and one day become a published author. This is her first semester at Superstition Review.
Winona Manrique is the content coordinator for Issue 8 and the social networker for Issue 9. She is a senior at Arizona State University. She will graduate Spring 2012 with a BA in English Literature. Her short story “Back to the Hearth” won the 2011 Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Award for 2nd place in Fiction. She is a volunteer with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and helps promote the University of Cambridge study abroad program which she attended in 2010. Originally from New England, she plans to move to the United Kingdom this fall as a postgraduate student of Medieval history. This is her second semester at Superstition Review.
Fiction Editor Zari Panosian is a junior at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University where she is pursuing concurrent degrees in European History and English (Creative Writing). Her one-act play, Late, was selected as part of the Arizona Women's Theatre Company's Pandora Playwriting Festival and the Pandora Showcase in 2010. In addition to her passion for writing, Zari has aspirations to attend law school upon her graduation in 2013. This is her first semester at Superstition Review.