Contributor Update: Fernando Perez

A Song of Dismantling Book CoverToday we are excited to announce that past contributor Fernando Perez has an upcoming book. Fernando’s dynamic debut collection, A Song of Dismantling, is now available for pre-order from Amazon. The poetry collection explores how migration affects relationships between people of different generations and readers are invited by Fernando on the journey as his family story unfolds over time and distance.

Three poems by Fernando can be read in Issue 14 of Superstition Review.

Congratulation, Fernando!

#ArtLitPhx: Four Chambers presents Get Lit: The Market

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Inspired by the literary and philosophical salons of 17th century France, Four Chambers presents Get Lit: The Market. Every month, Four Chambers hosts a night of conversation, community, and drinking with Phoenix Poet Laureate and ASU Lecturer of English Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD.

This month’s event will take place Thursday, December 7th, from 7pm to 8pm. It will be held in the Reading Room inside the Rose Room at Valley Bar (Basement, 130 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004). Valley Bar is located on Monroe St down the alley between Central and 1st Ave. Space is limited, so arrive early to make sure you can get a seat!

This month’s discussion topic is the market. Four Chambers writes, “Are you tired of writing query letters and tracking submissions? What does the publishing industry look like? What kind of pressures or influences does it exert on the artistic process? What are the effects of labeling and packaging for a larger audience? What is the tension or relationship between the artistic and commodity form? What does it mean to market one’s work?”

For more information about the event and to RSVP, head over to the Facebook page. You can also click here to find out more about Four Chambers Press.

Contributor Update: Rochelle Hurt

Rochelle HurtToday we are pleased to share news about past contributor Rochelle Hurt. Rochelle’s essay “An Entrance, an Exit, an Entrance” has been included in The Orison Anthology, vol. 2. The anthology is available for purchase from Orison Books’ website.

Four poems by Rochelle Hurt can be read in Issue 11 of Superstition Review.

Congratulations, Rochelle!

#ArtLitPhx: Superstition Review Issue 20 Launch Party (with Agenda Updates)

Issue 20 Launch Party

If you’re in the Phoenix area, we hope you will join us for our Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, December 7! The party will take place from 6pm to 8pm at the Contemporary Arts Museum at the Mesa Arts Center. We are so thrilled to celebrate our tenth year and our twentieth issue.

Since the magazine’s founding in 2008 by Patricia Murphy, Superstition Review has published engaging and innovative works of fiction, nonfiction, interviews, poetry, and art. We have featured over 750 established and emerging authors from all over the world and are excited to announce the expansion of our family of contributors with our upcoming issue.

All staff members, contributors, members of the literary community, and friends and family are welcome to join Superstition Review in the celebration of ten years and twenty issues at the Mesa Arts Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

We will be serving cake and exploring the exhibits at the Contemporary Arts Museum, including “Slang Aesthetics!” by Robert Williams in the Dobson Main Gallery, “After Party” by Julie Heffernan in the SRP Gallery, and “The Dusk Parade” by Joe Sorren in the North Gallery.

The agenda will include a brief talk from the issue’s editors, and we are excited to announce that contributor Bojan Louis will also be joining us for a reading! He will be featured in one of the interviews in Issue 20. In his first collection of poems, Currents, Louis discusses the kinetic dissonance of the contemporary struggle to coexist with self-inflicted eroding environments.

Please check out the Facebook event page for updates. We hope to see you there!

Authors Talk: Maggie Kast

Today we are pleased to feature author Maggie Kast as our Authors Talk series contributor. Maggie asks what imagination is and how it plays its “particular and equal role in the project of gaining knowledge.”

She quotes Michael Chabon’s author’s note to his novel Moonglow, a work based on facts except where they “they refused to conform with memory [or] narrative purpose.” While not displacing critical thought, narrative imagination can “make the familiar strange” and thus reach new vision.

You can read and listen to Maggie’s essay “The House Will Burn” in Superstition Review, Issue 19.

Call to Past SR Interns: Connect on LinkedIn

Dear SR Interns,

I hope you’re doing well! First and foremost, our team at Superstition Review would like to thank you for your service with us. We are so thankful for all our 255 interns to date.

We would love to connect our past, present, and future interns on LinkedIn. You can start by liking our Company Page. From there, choose “See all employees on Linked In.” If you filter by “past companies” you will see a list of 133 past interns. I encourage you to connect with each other. If you want to be on that list but are not, be sure to add your internship with SR in your past experience.

One of the most important parts of Superstition Review is our expansive network and sense of community, and we want everyone to be involved in that network.

We have recently implemented a new project in our intern training (Project 14: Resume, due November 27). Within the project, the trainees and current interns work to polish up their resumes and LinkedIn profiles based on the skills they have acquired in the training and internship. We require the students to reach out to ASU Career Services, and Trish filmed this lecture with Kourtney Walker from their office. We invite you to watch the lecture as well and see ways that you can strengthen your LinkedIn presence. LinkedIn is truly a living network and your profile/connections are constantly evolving, so we encourage you to update often.

We would also love for you to connect with our current interns on LinkedIn. Superstition Review takes pride in its network, and we want everyone to take advantage of that community.

Finally, I want to conclude by inviting you to our Issue 20 Launch Party. This semester marks our tenth anniversary – in addition to celebrating our twentieth issue during the party, we will be reflecting back on how far we’ve come over the last ten years. As a past intern, you are part of our legacy, and we would love to see you!

The party will be December 7, 6-8pm at the Mesa Arts Center. You can RSVP on Facebook or find more details on our blog.

Thank you again for your service with us – we are so proud!

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Editor Update: Leah Newsom

Today wSpilled Milk's founding editor Leah Newsome are pleased to share news about past Superstition Review editor Leah Newsom. Leah Newsom’s online literary magazine, Spilled Milk, has recently celebrated its two year anniversary this month of November, 2017. According to their home page, Spilled Milk is a “highly caffeinated alternative to mindlessly scrolling your infinite, mundane newsfeeds,” and publishes micro-fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art.

Leah Newsom was the interview editor for Superstition Review in Issues 15 and 16.

Congratulations, Leah!