Kristina Moriconi, A Contributor Update

In this week’s Contributor Update, we are highlighting past contributor Kristina Moriconi and her recently published lyric narrative, In The Cloakroom of Proper Musings. It tells the story “of one woman’s joy juxtaposed alongside her need to survive.”

We previously featured Kristina’s essay “To Make It Make Sense” in Issue 17 of Superstition Review and are very excited for this book debut. In addition to In The Cloakroom of Proper Musings, Kristina has also published a poetry collection, No Such Place, and has been featured in the nonfiction anthology Flash Nonfiction Food.

To see more of Kristina’s work, check out her website and Instagram page.

Issue 26 Submissions Are Open!

Issue 26: Social Justice, Submissions Open August first through thirty-first 
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Superstition Review is currently accepting submissions of art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction through August 31st. Submissions are free of charge on our Submittable page: https://superstitionreview.submittable.com/submit

We are proud to announce that the theme of Issue 26, our inaugural themed issue, is Social Justice. On behalf of Arizona State University and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, we have chosen to dedicate this issue to work that promotes inclusion and explores new ways to dismantle racial and social inequality. We believe in the importance of magnifying voices that have been traditionally undermined by our histories, institutions, policies, laws, and habits of daily life.

We hear you and are here for you on your journey to inspire change through art.

What Is Social Justice?

Social Justice is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “Justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.” It is a movement for change to improve the lives of individuals who are not treated fairly or justly in our society. It is a choice to stand as a community in support of what we believe in.

We believe that everyone deserves an equal chance, regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, religion and any other part of who they are.

To read more about our commitment to structural change, read our college’s Response to Structural Racism and Violence.  

Nicole Lemme, An Intern Update

Join us in congratulating past S[r] intern, Nicole Lemme, on her role as Language Assistant at Comunidad de Madrid.

Nicole acted as our Social Networker in summer of 2013 for Superstition Review.

After graduating from ASU with BA’s in English and Communications, as well as a Spanish Minor, she went on to help teach at Spanish bi-lingual school in Madrid, Spain.

We are so proud of you, Nicole!


Learn more about Nicole on her LinkedIn profile.

Elena Passarello, A Contributor Update

Since her essay, “Playing Sick,” was featured in Issue 3 of Superstition Review, Elena Passarello has been leaving her unmistakable mark on the literary community.

In 2013, Elena won the gold medal for nonfiction at the Independent Publisher Awards, later receiving the Whiting Award for nonfiction in 2015.

She also published her essay collection, Let Me Clear My Throat in 2012, as well as her book, Animals Strike Curious Poses in 2017 from Sarbande.

Elena continues to write and is currently a professor at Oregon State University.


Want to find out more about Elena? Check out her Twitter.

John Chakravarty, An Intern Update

Join us in congratulating past intern, John Chakravarty, on his success as a freelance editor and social media manager!

John acted as our blog manager for Issue 19 of Superstition Review, and since then has worked with companies such as The Newton and Dog Days Doggie Daycare.

Congratulations on your achievements and creating your own path, John—we are so proud of you!


Find out more about John and his work here.

Karen Brown, A Contributor Update

In this week’s contributor update, we want to highlight our past contributor, Karen Brown, and her most recent novel, The Clairvoyants.

Before her novel’s debut, we were lucky enough to feature Karen and her piece, “Lawn Man Love” in Issue 4 of Superstition Review.

Not only is Karen the author of The Clairvoyants, she is also the author of another novel, The Longings of Wayward Girls, and two short story collections—Pins & Needles and Little Sinners.


Want to learn more about Karen and her work? Check out her website.

Turning Out, An Authors talk with K.K. Fox and Hananah Zaheer

Joining us for this week’s Authors Talk are writers and editors at LA Review, K.K. Fox and Hananah Zaheer.

K.K. discusses her story, “Mile Marker 232” featured in Issue 18 of S[r]—a piece based off a car accident she experienced in her childhood that has now become a story collection.

She also discusses the journey of her story and book throughout their creation and shares an excerpt from her latest story, “The One Who Hurts.”

Be sure to keep an eye out for K.K.’s forthcoming story collection, “Mile Marker 232.”



Want to learn more about K.K. and her work? Follow her on Twitter.

Want to learn more about Hananah and her work? Check out her Twitter.

Mai-Quyen Nguyen, An Intern Update

Mai-Quyen Nguyen

Join us in congratulating past S[r] intern, Mai-Quyen Nguyen in her promotion to Editor II at Isagenix.

Mai-Quyen acted as the Fiction Editor for Issue 10 of Superstition Review. She went on to graduate from ASU with her BA in English and her BS in Technical Communication.

Having several years of experience in the fitness industry, Mai-Quyen now works for Isagenix where she edits, proofreads, and writes a variety of content for the highly-successful company.

We are so proud of you, Mai-Quyen!


If you’d like to learn more about Mai-Quyen, you can check out her LinkedIn here.

Jami Attenberg, A Contributor Update

Jami Attenberg

Join us in congratulating past contributor Jami Attenberg on the release of her newest novel, All This Could Be Yours.

The author of 7 books, Jami has been praised for her incredible works by NPR, USA Today, The New York Times, and Kirkus Reviews among many others. Her novel, All This Could Be Yours, was listed in People magazine’s “Best of Fall” list.

In addition to her newest novel, Jami also has a fortchoming memoir from Ecco Press. Congratulations Jami, we cannot wait to read your forthcoming work!


Check out Jami’s interview, “Plenty of Light,” from Issue 20 of S[r] here.

Learn more about Jami and her work at her website.

Working with the “What-Ifs,” An Authors Talk with J.M. Jones

J.M. Jones

We are so pleased to welcome J.M. Jones on our Authors Talk series to discuss his piece, “The Course of a Marriage,” published in Issue 24 of Superstition Review.

In this week’s Talk, J.M. delves into the minds of writers—poking at our curiosity about “what-if” scenarios and how we turn to writing to explore how they might have played out.

For him, this is where his story, “The Course of a Marriage” all began. Be sure to listen to to his captivating Talk below.



Want to learn more about J.M.? Check out his website here.