Chris Schmidt is a Literature, Writing, and Film student at ASU’s Polytechnic campus set to graduate in December 2010.
Superstition Review: What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?
Chris Schmidt: As Interview Coordinator, my responsibilities revolve around coordinating and managing the author interviews. This includes maintenance of prospect spreadsheet; solicitation of interviews; collection of responses, bios, and photographs; and transfer of all content for publication.
SR: How did you hear about Superstition Review and what made you decide to get involved?
CS: I heard about Superstition Review in my beginning creative fiction workshop last semester, and about that time I was thinking of publishing as an area I’d like to learn more about. I was more than thrilled to be accepted in the internship!
SR: What are you hoping to take away from your Superstition Review experience?
CS: From my Superstition Review experience, I’m hoping to take away a working knowledge of all the elements that go into the production of a literary magazine, and then bring that expertise into the job market.
SR: Describe one of your favorite literary or artistic works.
CS: My (new) favorite literary work is anything written by author Dan Chaon, particularly Passengers, Remain Calm.
SR: What are you currently reading?
CS: I am currently reading Philip Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? for a Literature on Film class I’m taking this semester.
SR: What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?
CS: I’d be interested in trying out any of the other positions for Superstition Review in order to achieve a well-rounded background in the publication process.
SR: Do you prefer reading literary magazines online or in print?
CS: I’m not picky…either online or print depending on where I am at the time.
SR: Besides interning for Superstition Review, how do you spend your time?
CS: Besides interning for Superstition Review, my time is spent as wife to my husband of 21 years, mother of a teenage daughter and three felines, as well as a part-time transcriptionist and full-time student with more credits than I should be taking in one semester.
SR: What is your favorite mode of relaxation?
CS: One word: reading!
SR: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
CS: That’s a fun question…I had to answer that 25 years ago as a high school graduate, and back then one of my three goals was to become a “famous author.” I achieved one of my other two goals, so I’ll stick with that one, trade out the little red Ferrari for a black Jaguar, and add publishing/editing guru to the vision.
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