Advertising Coordinator Tyler Hughes is a senior at Arizona State University. He will be graduating in 2011 with a degree in English Literature. After graduation he would like to be able to apply his skills and experiences learned at ASU and interning for Superstition Review into a career in publishing and editing. He also has a passion for writing fiction and hopes to be able to find a home for his writings. This is his first year working for Superstition Review.
1. What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?
My position at Superstition Review is Advertising Coordinator. I am in charge of the Superstition Review Blog. Some of my responsibilities include managing the blog, writing posts, and editing the posts that our editors write for the blog.
2. Why did you decide to get involved with Superstition Review?
My interests include writing, both creatively and for an audience, and along with that I am interested in pursuing a career in the publishing field. I thought that Superstition Review would provide some great hands-on experience.
3. How do you like to spend your free time?
In my free time I enjoy reading and writing, spending time with my friends and family and hiking with my dog.
4. What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?
I would love to try out the position of Fiction Editor. They get to do a lot of fun stuff like review submissions and read pieces from great authors.
5. Describe one of your favorite literary works.
This is a hard question as there are so many great stories out there. One of the stories that I have always loved is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Ender’s Game is a science fiction story about a boy named Ender who is sent to a military run space station to train in tactical warfare in preparation for an alien encounter. It has some great characters and writing and the premise is pretty unique. It is hard to pick just one but Ender’s Game is definitely in my top five.
6. What are you currently reading?
I am currently re-reading World War Z by Max Brooks. It is an account of the zombie apocalypse through interviews with people from around the world. It is all treated very seriously, but not too seriously, and is a really fun read.
7. Creatively, what are you currently working on?
I have been a little bit swamped recently so I haven’t really had time to work on anything. However, I am in the early stages of brainstorming a short story project as well as editing some old stories.
8. What inspires you?
I am inspired by stories about people. People and their experiences are fascinating and I never get tired of hearing people’s stories.
9. What are you most proud of?
Right now, I am very proud of my accomplishments in school and being so close to earning my bachelor’s degree in English Literature.
10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I hope to be working in a job that I enjoy, hopefully something in publishing or editing.