ASU Undergraduates- Apply Now to Intern at Superstition Review!

Are you an ASU student looking to gain experience that will prepare you for your career? Are you interested in creative writing, publishing, marketing, blogging, advertising, or social networking? And most importantly, do you want to have fun and make connections with other students in your field?

Then an internship at Superstition Review will be perfect for you!

Superstition Review is the online literary magazine produced by creative writing and web design students at Arizona State University. Founded by Patricia Colleen Murphy in 2008, the mission of the journal is to promote contemporary art and literature by providing a free, easy-to-navigate, high quality online publication that features work by established and emerging artists and authors from all over the world. We publish two issues a year with art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction and poetry and pride ourselves on creating a strong community of contributors and interns.

About The Program:

This internship is a two-semester program. The first semester is a training course (ENG 394) that offers study in the field of literary magazines and prepares students for potential internship roles. Upon successful completion of this course, students are assigned one of several internship roles and join the intern course (ENG 484). Intern roles include Content Area Editors, Bloggers, Social Media Managers, and more.

All work for both courses is completed online and ASU undergraduates from all fields are welcome and encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please note that this internship is available only to ASU in-person students.*

Questions can be emailed to superstition.review@gmail.com. Apply Now!

What Our Interns Have To Say:

  • “I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to intern at Superstition Review. I developed a number of professional skills—including web editing, interpersonal communication, networking, and content creation—that make me feel much more confident in my search for a job after graduation. Trish is a wonderful mentor, and I have learned so much from her!” ~Rachel Hagerman, Issue 23 & 24 Content Coordinator, Issue 25 Student Editor-in-Chief
  • “I was not prepared for the amount of experience I got from being Fiction Editor for Superstition Review. Having access to so much literature from a variety of people and levels of writing showed me what a wide world writing is. I know that my writing has improved from all that reading, and I’m happy with how much everyone was able to pitch in and help create such a fantastic issue.” ~Lucas Selby, Issue 25 Fiction Editor
  • “Interning at Superstition Review has not only given me preparation for a career past college, but I’ve also been lucky enough to create relationships and connections with my fellow interns, staff, and our contributors. I am so grateful for the experience I’ve gained from these past 3 semesters— I’ve learned so much about the publishing world, as well as what good leadership and teamwork look like.” ~Payton Kline, Issue 25 & 26 Content Coordinator
  • “During my two semesters as the Advertising Coordinator for Superstition Review, I learned so much about organization, effective and efficient communication, newsletter creation, and deadlines. These are helpful challenges you will find in any role you take within the magazine. If you are pursuing a career in writing, editing, or publishing in general, an internship with a literary magazine on your résumé is pretty nice to have!” ~Stephen Lupkin, Issue 24 & 25 Advertising Coordinator
  • “This internship has taught me so much about literary magazines, publishing, and the careers available in the literary community. At Superstition Review, you have the opportunity to put your skills to the test and work to create a fantastic magazine. I have grown so much in the past few semesters thanks to the way this internship encouraged me to push out of my comfort zone and create something I’m proud of.” ~Kelsey Kerley, Issue 25 Social Media Manager, Issue 26 Student Editor-in-Chief

Submissions for Contributor and Intern Updates

Superstition Review is always looking to celebrate the achievements of past contributors and interns, which are featured in our weekly contributor and intern updates posted here on the blog. We now have an easier way for past contributors and interns to reach out to us with news of their literary and academic accomplishments. Updates can be submitted by following a link to Submittable, an online submission form found on the front page of our magazine, or by clicking here.

Intern Update: Kevin Hanlon

Today’s intern update features Kevin Hanlon, former fiction editor for Issues 12 and 13 of Superstition Review.

With a BA in English, Creative Writing and a Doctor of Law JD, Kevin began working as a proofreader for RR Donnelley last year. He has worked as a writer for Java Magazine, a Phoenix-based journal on local arts and culture and YabYum, a music and culture magazine also based in the valley.

We are so proud of you Kevin!

You can view his work on Java Magazine here and his work on YabYum here. If you’d like to learn more, you can check out Kevin’s LinkedIn here.

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.

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.

Jordyn Ochser, An Intern Update

Jordyn Ochser

The staff here at Superstition Review would like to congratulate our past intern, Jordyn Ochser, in her freelance editing career. Jordyn acted as our Fiction Editor for Issue 21 of Superstition Review.

After graduating from ASU with a BA in Creative Writing and Minor in Film Studies, Jordyn went on to create a career for herself as a freelance editor while she studies Forensic Linguistics at Hofstra University as a graduate student.

Congratulations on all your achievements Jordyn, we are so proud of you and look forward to seeing what else you will do.


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

Intern Update: Bri Perkins

Today’s Intern Update features Bri Perks, the Social Networker in Issue 9 of Superstition Review.

After graduating from ASU, Bri went on to work as a Consultant and Course Assistant at ASU where she helped design courses pertaining to Brain Research and Sensation/Perception.

Currently, Bri works as an Instructional Designer at Springfield College where she designs interactive content for college courses—creating templates, building online courses, and writing instructional guides.

We are so proud of you, Bri!

If you’d like to learn more, you can check out Bri’s LinkedIn here.

Intern Update: Emily Holloway

Today’s Intern Update features Emily Halloway, the Social Media Manager of Issue #17 of Superstition Review.

With a BA in English, Emily currently works as a Copywriter for RevolutionParts Inc. where she has developed 158 Auto brand and model specific SEO pages and works on an ongoing blog project featuring SEO-driven articles.

She is also a self-employed Freelance Writer.

We are so proud of you Emily!

If you’d like to learn more, you can visit Emily’s LinkedIn here.

Intern Update: Rosie Huf

Today’s Intern Update features Rosie Huf, the Interview Editor of Issue 14 of Superstition Review.

With a BA in English Language and Literature, and a MA in Liberal Studies, Nonfiction, Publishing, and Technical Communication, Rosie now works as a UX Writer for State Farm where she aids in customer communication.

She has also previously worked at Cleaver Magazine as an Intern Manager and Senior Editor.

We are so proud of you Rosie!

If you’d like to learn more, you can visit Rosie’s LinkedIn here.

Intern Update: Megan Kizer

Today’s Intern Update features Megan Kizer, who ran the Superstition Review’s Twitter and Tumblr accounts for Issue 14.

With a BA in English Literature and Language, Megan began working as a Content Marketing Manager for WebMD Health Services this March.

She is also still working at Milestone Retirement Communities as a Digital Content Manager as well where she has assisted 90+ retirement communities across the U.S. with digital content marketing initiatives.

We are so proud of you Megan!

To learn more about Megan, visit her LinkedIn profile here.