Intern Update: Sydni Budelier

Today’s Intern Update features Sydni Budelier, a blogger for Issue 11 of Superstition Review.

With a BA in English/Creative Writing, Sydni has been working as the Director of Communications at Hope for the Day, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing suicide through outreach, education, and action.

Sydni has also worked as a print editorial intern for Nylon Magazine, where she was even featured as a contributing writer in the May 2015 print issue for film review on Far From the Madding Crowd.

We are so proud of you Sydni!

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

Intern Update: Monica Petersen

Today’s Intern Update features Monica Petersen, an Interview Editor of Issue 11 of Superstition Review.

With a BA in English Literature and a BS in Finance, Monica recently started working as an Assistant Director for the ASU Foundation for A New American University, coordinating scholarship applications and leading the university-wide scholarship administration council.

Monica has also worked as an editorial intern for HarperCollins Publishers, editing manuscripts and running a blog to further engage with audiences.

We are so proud of you Monica!

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

Contributor Update: Thomas Legendre

Join us in congratulating author and past SR contributor, Thomas Legendre! His newest novel Keeping Time is set to be released from University of Cincinnati Press on March 15, 2020. The book centers around Aaron Keeler and his time-traveling journey where he meets a younger version of his wife. During his travels, Aaron must face the challenges of his marriage, save his family and deal with the ancient mystery that launched his career. The book is inspired by his shorter fictional piece “Ultraviolet” which was published in Issue 18 of Superstition Review.

Thomas is also the author of a novel entitled The Burning, various critical and creative essays, and a few dramatic writing pieces. In his everyday life he works as a professor at the University of Nottingham.

To learn more about Thomas and his writing, visit his website and find more information about Keeping Time here.

Congratulations, Thomas!

Intern Update: Christine Truong

Today’s intern update features, Christine Truong, an art editor from Issue 9 of Superstition Review.

With a BA in English Language and Literature, Christine has recently begun work as a college counselor for Fulfillment Fund, which aims to help people attend college who otherwise couldn’t for financial or other reasons by giving them a support network.

She has also worked as an academic leader in A Place Called Home, an organization dedicated to supporting young people in economically hard times by offering programs for tutoring, counseling, nutrition, and many other helpful resources.

We are so proud of you Christine!

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

Intern Update: Sarah Murray

Today’s Intern Update features Sarah Murray, who worked as a fiction editor on Issue 9 of Superstition Review.

With both a BA and MA in Creative Writing as well as involvement in various communities from HEAL International to the LGBTQ Coalition, Sarah has been directing the AIDS Walk in Los Angeles for the past year, promoting the event and overseeing its execution to help combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

She also works as a Digital Operations Editor for Fairy Tale Review, co-managing communications and outreach in addition to supervising the submission-to-publication process.

We are so proud of you Sarah!

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

Intern Update: Tana Ingram

Today’s Intern Update features Tana Ingram, who worked as a fiction editor on Issue 8 of Superstition Review.

Not only does she have a BA in Literature, Writing, and Film as well as a BS in Human Nutrition, she also has MS in Nutrition. For the past year she has worked at Mountain Park Health Center as a registered dietician, supporting health however she can.

She also worked as a Clinical Dietician at Dignity Health before transferring right here in Tempe, continuing her efforts in preventative nutrition care for her patients.

We are so proud of you Tana!

If you’d like to learn more, you can visit Tana’s LinkedIn page here and her MPHC page here.

Contributor Update, Jami Attenburg

Join us in congratulating past SR interview contributor Jami Attenburg on the upcoming publication of her newest novel All This Could Be Yours! The book tells the beautifully woven story of a dysfunctional family, centering around a woman who starts to uncover the troubling past of her father who is on his death bed.

Jami is a critically acclaimed, internationally published author and this will be her seventh book! She has also written for many notable publications such as The New York Times Magazine and The Guardian. All This Could Be Yours will be released on October 22! Check out her interview with Superstition Review in Issue 20 and visit her website for information about her and her work.

Congratulations, Jami!

Intern Update: Samantha Vélez

Today’s Intern Update features Samantha Vélez, who worked as a content coordinator on Issue 8 of Superstition Review.

With a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and concentrations in Spanish, literature, writing, and film, Samantha recently began work as an Outreach Coordinator at the University of Wyoming, particularly the Wyoming CarbonSAFE program and the Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR). Here, she assists the director as a professional writer, her tasks including creating media releases and news articles and preparing presentation materials and editorial concepts for publication materials.

She has also worked as a graduate teaching assistant for English to receive her Master’s at UW and is two years into a PhD program for Marketing at their College of Business as well.

We are so proud of you Samantha!

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

Authors Talk: Alison Mandaville

Today we are pleased to feature Alison Mandaville as our Authors Talk series contributor. In this podcast she speaks with her partner and takes the time to reflect on how her journey as a writer has progressed and how she got to where she is today.

For Alison, “poetry was always there” from a young age and she recounts some of her earliest memories of writing poetry. Like many other writers, there was a time in her life when writing took the backseat to other priorities, but Alison came back to writing later in life. She discusses the events and inspirations that have recently fueled her creative writing such as her work in Azerbaijan, where she made connections with other writers, and her choice to go back to school. She claims that it was experiences like these that “opened up the page ” for her to get back to poetry. She also discusses her work with translation and how it helped her to write poetry. She notes that translation is a way you “take something that was already beautiful and get to make another beautiful thing out of it.”

Along with her close work with the intricacies of language, Alison gives credit to her experience with creative residencies where she has been able to collaborate with other writers who are serious about their work. She gives advice on how to apply for these residencies and the benefits of attending them for aspiring writers. Here is a non-profit resource for finding these residencies designed for artists and creative writers.

You can read Alison’s poetry in Issue 23 of Superstition Review.