Newsletter 4/28



Issue 19 Launch

Cover Issue 19

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our 19th Issue. Featuring moving and timely cover art by Johnathan Sproul, this issue is full of impressive work by 60 contributors. Thanks to all who submitted.

Submissions for Issue 20, Our Tenth Anniversary Issue 

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Submissions for Superstition Review issue 20, publishing this fall, will be open in September. Our editors will be reviewing submissions in Art, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry.

9 Cookbooks to Gift the Mom in your Life this Mother’s Day


With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Barnes & Noble Reads has compiled a list of cookbooks to celebrate culture, family, and cooking — from French country cooking, to Italian grandmothers, to soul food.

Each book shares family stories of meals of the past and recipes for meals of the future — something great for the Mom in everyone’s life.

Read the full list here.

Featured Partner: Sarabande Books

Sarabande Books

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Sarabande Books depends on the support of people who believe in our mission. With the help of our donors, we invest in emerging literary voices and serve as an educational resource locally and nationally. If you value what we do, please consider joining this diverse community of readers, writers, and lovers of literature who make our work possible.

Donate here.



Featured Partner: A Public Space

A Public Space

A Public Space is an independent magazine of literature and culture founded in 2006. A subscription to A Public Space begins with Issue 25 and now includes the print magazine, digital editions, and exclusive access to the online archive.

Subscribe here.

Newsletter 3/24



Contest: Show Us Your Workspace

Workspace Contest

At the end of every author interview, we ask the same question: What does your writing space look like? Now, we’re asking you!

We’re accepting entries on Twitter: Tag us in a pic, use , &  you could win a Starbucks gift card! Contest ends March 31.

Ocean Vuong and Camille Rankine Reading at Phoenix Art Museum

Poets Ocean Vuong and Camille Rankine will be reading from their work at Phoenix Art Museum (1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) on April 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is hosted by the University of Arizona Poetry Center, the Phoenix Art Museum, Literary & Prologue Society of the Southwest, ASU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Superstition Review, ASU’s Virginia G. Piper Center For Creative Writing, and ASU Performance in the Border/Lands. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). His writings have been featured in the Kenyon Review, GRANTA, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Poetry, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he lives in New York City.

Camille Rankine’s first book of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, was published in January by Copper Canyon Press. Her poetry has appeared in Atlas Review, American Poet, The Baffler, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Octopus Magazine, Paper Darts, Phantom Books, A Public Space, Tin House, and elsewhere. She serves on the Executive Committee of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and lives in New York City.

The Book Nerd’s Guide to Non-Readers

For bibliophiles, it can be frustrating to explain the love for the written word, especially when the response is sometimes, “People still read books?”

But the Book Nerd over at Barnes and Noble Reads has compiled a guide to non-readers that any book lover can get behind.

See the article by Barnes and Noble here.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Writing Playlist

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mind behind Hamilton and the Moana soundtrack, shared on Twitter a 19-track playlist called “Write Your Way Out,” a collection of songs “about writing, songs that feature great writing, and everything in between.”

From Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan to Saul Williams and Nas, this playlist’s a great way to punch through that next bout of writer’s block.

See the full list here.

Featured Partner: Prick of the Spindle

Prick of the Spindle is a nonprofit journal of the literary arts, founded in 2007. We are always seeking critics to review the titles listed on our review shelf at We are also seeking short film and visual artists for our online galleries, as well as satire for the new online section, The Corner. Submit your fiction, poetry, nonfiction, humorous pieces, reviews, interviews, artwork, and drama for the biannual print edition at To purchase copies of the biannual print edition, visit


Issue 9 Launch Party [Recap]

We would like to thank all of our staff, interns, contributors, readers, Art Intersection, Mind Over Batter, and Pomegranate Cafe for making the launch of Issue 9 a success. On launch day alone, we had over 460 visitors, half of which were new to Superstition Review. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Check out some of the photos from our Issue 9 launch party.

Cake pops courtesy of Mind Over Batter.

Poet Gregory Castle reads his work. Editor Jennie Ricks presents her favorite work from Issue 9.

Editor Caitlin Demo presents her favorite work from Issue 9.

Friends of Superstition Review

Artist Carolyn Lavender discusses her work.

Editor Sarah Murray presents her favorite work from Issue 9.


Some of our talented SR Interns. Friends of SR including Faculty Advisor Melanie Pitts, Professor Duane Roen, and Hannah Roen, who was an editor for Issue 1 of SR.

Artist Monica Martinez discusses her work.

Editor Corinne Randall presents her favorite work from Issue 9.


Editor Christine Peters presents her favorite work from Issue 9.


Delicious vegan rolls courtesy of The Pomegranate Cafe.


Contributors and staff mingling before the presentation.





Delicious hummus & veggies courtesy of The Pomegranate Cafe.

Editor Christine Truong presents her favorite piece from Issue 9