Author Stefanie Freele Acknowledges SR’s First Publishing in New Book

Author Stefanie Freele has just informed us of the release of her newest book, Feeding Strays.

Published by Lost Horse Press, Stefanie’s collection of short stories will include the piece that was featured in Issue 3 last semester, “What Came After She Left Him,” with an acknowledgment to Superstition Review for first publishing the work.

Read “What Came After She Left Him” here, at the journal for free, and consider purchasing Feeding Strays for more wonderful prose from the very talented author!

Sojourner and McNair to Appear in Upcoming Issue

Superstition Review interns are busily preparing to launch the next issue of the fast growing literary magazine run by undergraduate students at ASU. With the launch date quickly approaching, we are excited to announce two fiction authors whose work has been selected to appear in the magazine. Issue 3 of Superstition Review will feature authors Mary Sojourner and Patricia Ann McNair.

Mary Sojourner’s publications include Sisters of the Dream, Delicate, Bonelight: ruin and grace in the New Southwest, and Solcace: Rituals of Loss and Desire. Sojourner’s short stories and essays have been featured in many literary magazines, as well as High Country News and Mountain Gazette. Her commentary on social issues can be found on NPR. She also teaches writing throughout the West.

Patricia Ann McNair teaches in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago. Her work has appeared in American Fiction: Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, Other Voices, F Magazine, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and Air Canada’s en Route magazine. She has received many Illinois Arts Council Awards and Pushcart Prize nominations and fiction and nonfiction.

Be sure to find out who else will be featured in Issue 3 of Superstition Review when the magazine launches on April 20th!

by Sarah Dillard

Spring 2009 Reading Series

Reading

Superstition Review hosted its first of two readings for its Spring 2009 Reading Series. The Reading Series began in 2008 with a goal to “form a writing community where students can interact with published authors, and where students can also share their own work,” according to Patricia Murphy, Managing Editor of Superstition Review. On March 16th, authors Cynthia Hogue and Peter Turchi dazzled the audience at ASU’s Polytechnic campus with their poetry and short fiction. Hogue read a group of elegant poems that the audience could relate to well, and Turchi read a comical short story that entertained, as well as enlightened, the audience. Those who missed the reading will be able to enjoy an audio podcast of the event here later this month.

Cynthia Hogue
The last reading in the Spring 2009 Reading Series will be held on April 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Cooley Ballroom of ASU’s Polytechnic campus and will feature student writers from ASU. Students interested in reading their work should e-mail superstitionreview@asu.edu, title it “Student Reading Series,” provide reliable contact information, and paste the work they plan to read in the body of the e-mail. The deadline to submit is April 10th.
The final reading will also be a launch party for the new issue, so be sure to attend.

Peter Turchi

Weekly Writing Prompt

Bookshelf organized by color

Bookshelf organized by color

Inspired by Chris Cobb’s famous colorful bookstore

Go to your local library, bookstore, or even pull from your own bookshelf. Pick up the first book you see with a green binding. Open to page 14. Copy the first complete sentence on that page.

This will be the first sentence of your story or poem. See where it takes you.