Meet The Interns: Kylie Powell

Kylie Powell is currently a junior at Arizona State University where she is studying Literature, Writing, and Film. She is now part of the Superstition Review team where she is in charge of the advertising. Kylie someday hopes to take her advertising and writing experience and work with companies to advertise their products.

1. What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?

My position with Superstition Review is Advertising Coordinator. My responsibilities include seeking out places to advertise SR, and then contacting those places to get the best deal for an ad that we can get. I also try to build partnerships with other literary magazines by also helping them to advertise with us.

2. Why did you decide to get involved with Superstition Review?

I decided to get involved with Superstition Review because I looked at it as a great opportunity to get experience in the field of both writing and advertising. It is also a helpful way to get more involved and learn the behind the scenes of how a literary magazine is put together.

3. Besides interning for Superstition Review, how do you spend your time?

Most of my time is spent working for the Campus Recreation department at ASU. I work at the gym and also with intramural sports, so between the three things it keeps my life pretty busy, but I love everything that I do.

4. What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?

I would like to try out being a fiction editor or maybe even a blogger because it would give me more opportunities to write.

5. Describe one of your favorite literary works.

One of my favorite literary works is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I read it for a film class and was able to compare a movie to a novel and it really showed me how different literary works can be from what someone portrays when making a movie. It was a novel that was impossible to put down and always had something exciting to grab the reader.

6. What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading a lot of travel stories. They have really sparked my interest after beginning a travel writing class and it is a whole new kind of reading and learning.

7. Creatively, what are you currently working on?

I am currently working on ideas for a fiction book. I have always wanted to write a book not to sell but more so for myself and family.

8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I see myself doing some kind of writing whether it be in a magazine, newspaper, or even writing a book.


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10 thoughts on “Meet The Interns: Kylie Powell

  • November 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I haven’t read the book Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but I’m totally a fan of the movie. I read somewhere that the author was actually envisioning more of a Marilyn Monroe type for the actress portraying Holly, instead of an Audrey Hepburn. Surprisingly, I think Breakfast at Tiffany’s is Audrey Hepburn’s best film:)

  • November 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    It’s interesting that you note travel writing as one of your interests. I think being a traveling journalist seems like an unbelievable job! I encourage you to apply for the position of Fiction Editor next semester, if possible. It’s great if you want more exposure to different writing forms and styles.

  • November 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Travel writing is pretty exciting! Have you considered going abroad? That may be a good opportunity to do some travel writing of your own!

  • November 9, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Working as one of the Fiction Editors will definitely put you in a great position to gain experience with various styles of writing within the genre. Seeing all of the submissions will help you perfect your own style since you’ll be influenced in some way by every piece you read. Best of luck with all your ventures!

  • November 10, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I have always thought the advertising coordinator position would be an interesting one. It’s a bit outside my own comfort zone, so I applaud the work you do.

  • November 10, 2010 at 1:42 am

    I think it’s really interesting that you want to write a book, but to only share it with those that are close with you. Most people write to receive praise from masses. I think it’s an excellent idea to keep a book to a small audience. Then, you really know that you are motivated by the words rather than the monetary gain and value.

  • November 10, 2010 at 8:47 am

    That is awesome to see you have continued your interest in travel writing after taking the class. I’m sure you will find ideas for a fiction book through your travel writing.

  • November 10, 2010 at 10:30 am

    That’s awesome! Your goals are great and that’s neat about travel writing. I’m taking that class next semester so I’m curious what it will be like! sounds like itll definitely be worth it!

  • November 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Writing a book for your family is such a wonderful idea. I am taking a family history class right now and I don’t think people grasp how valuble written memories can be until the opportunity has passed.

  • January 26, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I think its so interesting that one of your favorite literary works is Breakfast at Tiffanys. I’ve only ever encountered it in movie form and I feel like I would love reading in it book form. Thanks for the recommendation! It was great reading about you!

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