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.
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.
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.
Samantha Allen is the student editor-in-chief of Issue 9 and art editor of Issue 8. She is a senior at ASU majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. After graduating in May, Samantha plans to teach English overseas before pursuing a MFA in fiction. She is currently working on a collection of interconnected short stories and hopes to someday see her own work published in literary magazines like Superstition Review. Her time as a student editor has given her a great deal of insight about the literary world, and she is excited to see all of the ways Superstition Review will continue to grow in the future. This is her second semester at Superstition Review.
Bri Perkins is the social networker for Issue 9. She is a senior at Arizona State University and will be completing her B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in English in Spring of 2012. As a social networking intern with Superstition Review, Bri helps to maintain the SR Blog. Bri also volunteers as a Research Assistant in the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory on the West Campus, as peer tutor for the STEM/TRIO program, and works as a full-time technician for Apple. Bri plans to enroll in medical school after graduation in hopes of pursuing a degree in osteopathic medicine and ultimately becoming a neurologist or neurosurgeon.
Caitlin Demo is the nonfiction editor for Issue 9. She will be graduating in May with a major in creative writing and minors in both French and Political Science. She is currently working on several short stories as well as beginning research for a larger nonfiction piece. After graduation, she plans to continue her education in an MFA program, hopefully, in the fall. She looks, in the future, to find work within the editing and publishing world and plans to continue writing on the side.
Christine Peters is a senior at Arizona State University, graduating in May with a degree in U.S. History. As an advertising editor, Christine reaches out to the Superstition Review current and potential readers and contributors through email marketing campaigns and artist outreach. Christine just returned from a year in Washington, D.C. where she completed internships with the U.S. Department of State and the White House. Currently, Christine is interning with Superstition Review, the Musical Instrument Museum, and Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation and working on her thesis about the history of federal funding for the arts and the grassroots reaction to its decline. After graduation, Christine plans on moving to New York City to pursue a career in the arts.
Christine Truong is the art editor for Issue 9 and a blogger for Issue 10. She is majoring in English Literature and minoring in Art History at Arizona State University. When she graduates, she hopes to begin a graduate studies program in transatlantic literature, thinking about the poetry of the English Romantics and the American Modernists. Christine is most interested in literary theory and would like to one day publish great pieces of critical work. In addition to her work for Superstition Review, she also works as Opinion Editor for ASU's The State Press. This is her second semester with 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
Daniel Redding is graduating in May 2012 from ASU with a BA in English. While serving as advertising coordinator for Superstition Review, Daniel has focused on conducting advertisement exchanges with other prominent literary magazines. He is serving as a tutor at the Metro Tech High School Writing Center affiliated with ASU. This fall, he will begin his graduate studies at an as-yet-undetermined university. Daniel is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a combat correspondent, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).
Erin Caldwell is the interview editor for Issue 9. She is an undergraduate at Arizona State University, and will complete her English degree in May. She has grown up living and writing in different areas of the United States, from Seattle to Hawai'i to Alabama and many places in between. A writer of narrative nonfiction, she will continue her travels in order to write about them. After wandering the world with her punk band a dog, Erin plans to complete an MFA in creative nonfiction, and to eventually create a literary workshop and magazine for youth in underserved communities.
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.
Nonfiction Editor Jennie Ricks is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in Literature, Writing, and Film, with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She is currently working on a novel and several fiction and nonfiction pieces. She has a passion for reading and writing and hopes to become a published author. After graduating in May 2012, Jennie plans to pursue a career in publishing. Later, she plans to continue her education. This is Jennie's first semester with Superstition Review.
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.
Fiction Editor Sarah Murray is a senior at Arizona State University. She is a part of both Barrett, the Honors College, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, getting her degree in Creative Writing. Currently a writing tutor employed by the university, she hopes to pursue a job in either publication or nonprofit after her graduation this May, and attend graduate school within the next few years. This is her first semester atSuperstition Review.
Scott Blair was born in Mesa, Arizona and though life has called him away from Phoenix for years at a time, he's always found his way back to the valley to the sun. Most recently he returned to attend school at Arizona State University. He will graduate this semester with a degree in English (mostly writing) then return in the fall to pursue a master's in secondary education. He dreams of soon adding to his one publication credit and of finding more work naturalizing language after it's been translated into English.
Stephanie De La Rosa is the social networker for Issue 8, fiction editor for Issue 9, and student editor-in-chief of Issue 10. 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.
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.