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.

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.

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.

“The Evergreen Twig,” A Contributor Update

Slav Nedev’s, “The Evergreen Twig”

Join us in congratulating past Superstition Review contributor, Slav Nedev, whose beautiful sculpture, “The Evergreen Twig” was chosen to reside in Rosarium Park, Kazanlak, Bulgaria.

Slav states on his website, “The project was made for a competition,” and went on to explain the minimalistic nature of the piece that he created, and it’s symbolization of “continuous development.”

Congratulations Slav, your sculpture is both beautiful and inspiring.


If you’d like to see more of Slav’s work, you can check out his website.

View Slav’s 5 paintings featured in Issue 20 of Superstition Review here.

Contributor Update, Kate MacDowell

Porcelain Daemons for His Dark Materials on HBO

A huge congratulations to Superstition Review contributor, Kate MacDowell, whose beautiful hand-crafted works appear in HBO’s new gift set for fans of the show, His Dark Materials.

Kate teamed up with HBO and Big Secret to create these unique sets—complete with different daemons and a delicate laser-cut box.

Congratulations Kate, your works are truly breathtaking.


If you’d like to see more of Kate’s work, you can find her website here.

Want to see Kate’s sculptures, “Skin Changers Closet,” in Issue 15 of Superstition Review? Check them out, here.

Contributor Update, Lisa Duffy


Join us in congratulating Lisa Duffy on her book, My Kind of People, available May 12.

My Kind of People takes place on a small island after ten year old Sky is orphaned for the second time. Each of the islands residents is effected by Sky’s situation and each have their own stories and secrets.

To learn more about Lisa and her work you can visit her website where you can preorder My Kind of People. You can also view an interview on her previous book,

The Salt House, featured in Superstition Review:

Thinking About the Characters featured in Issue 21

Congratulations Lisa!

Contributor Update, Jesse Goolsby

Join us in congratulating Jesse Goolsby on his new collection, Acceleration Hours, which is available from University of Nevada Press and Amazon!

Acceleration Hours is a haunting collection of narratives about families, life, and loss during America’s twenty-first-century forever wars. Set across the mountain west of the United States, these fierce, original, and compelling stories illuminate the personal search for human connection and intimacy. From a stepfather’s grief to an AWOL soldier and her journey of reconciliation to a meditation on children, violence, and hope, Acceleration Hours is an intense and necessary portrayal of the many voices living in a time of perpetual war.

To learn more about Jesse and his work you can visit his website. You can also check out one of the stories in Acceleration Hours which was featured in Superstition Review:

“Benevolence” featured in Issue 10.

Congratulations Jesse!

Contributor Update, Mathew Michael Hodges

Join us in congratulating Mathew Michael Hodges on his book, The Way Rain Falls, which releases on May 1st from Whiskey Tit Press.

The Way Rain Falls centers around Jim Diffin, a college sophomore struggling to gain the affection of his perfect girl while also dealing with his mother’s hardships and his friend’s dubious advice.

Pre-order The Way Rain Falls from Whiskey Tit Press!

To learn more about Mathew and his work you can visit his website. You can also view his previous work featured in Superstition Review:

A Sound Man featured in Issue 18

Congratulations Mathew!

Contributor Update, Catherine Lacey

Join us in congratulating Catherine Lacey on her book, Pew, which is available to pre-order from Granta Books or Farrar Straus & Giroux!

Pew begins with the strange appearance of a perfectly neutral, genderless and racially ambiguous person who refuses to speak. Appearing at the pew of a church in a town in the American South, the townsfolk each spend time taking care of this person as tensions and suspicions rise within the community.

To learn more about Catherine and her work you can visit her website. You can also check out an interview with her featured in Superstition Review:

“A Narrative Impulse” featured in Issue 15.

Congratulations Catherine!

Contributor Update, Maggie Kast

Join us in congratulating Maggie Kast on her book, Side by Side but Never Face to Face: A Novella & Stories, which releases on June 2 from Orison Books.

Side by Side but Never Face to Face follows Greta as she encounters emotional conflicts and spiritual yearnings across her life as she seeks the answer to the question, ” Can new love be found in old age?”

Pre-order Side by Side but Never Face to Face from Orison Books!

To learn more about Maggie and her work you can visit her website. You can also view her previous work featured in Superstition Review:

The House Will Burn featured in Issue 19

Congratulations Maggie!