Prose is the author of 14 novels and six books of nonfiction, including Household Saints, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Reading Like a Writer, a New York Times Bestseller. Her most recent works include Goldengrove: A Novel and Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife. Mark your calendars for this exciting event!
Tabitha Gutierrez is a senior majoring in Business and English Creative Writing.
Superstition Review: What do you do for SR?
Tabitha Gutierrez: At SR, I am in charge of advertising and getting the word about SR out to the public. I write press releases/newsletter providing updates about upcoming readings, submission periods, etc. as well as pursue ways of gaining advertising.
SR: How did you hear about or get involved with Superstition Review?
TG: I heard about Superstition Review through an email from the English department regarding internship possibilities. I selected SR as my internship because I felt like a student run magazine was new and interesting.
SR: What is your favorite section of SR? Why?
TG: I especially enjoy the artwork. Being an English major, I read multiple works from various authors daily. However, I have always loved art and find that the art included in SR makes a nice change.
SR: Who is your dream contributor to the journal? Talk about him/her.
TG: My dream contributor would be Tim Burton. Although I am obsessed with his movies, I absolutely love his artwork that he does. He has albums filled with art for movies and characters that are truly unique. Also, I think that any stories submitted would be different and fun.
SR: What job, other than your own, would you like to try out in the journal?
TG: I think that it would be interesting to work with art selection. I would love to view and compare different works of art and discuss how others view it as well.
SR: What are you most excited for in the upcoming issue?
TG: I am most excited to see the results of readership. I feel like an increase would reflect a contribution that I did in advertising.
SR: What was the first book you remember falling in love with and what made it so special?
TG: When I was younger, I really loved the Diary of Anne Frank. Although sad, I felt like it was the perfect combination of history, youth, nonfiction, relatability, etc.
SR: What are you currently reading?
TG: I cannot put the final book of Twilight down. I already read the series but loved the last book that I had to read it again. I know it is a sensation but I find a real art to the way it is written.
SR: What are some of your favorite websites to waste time on or distract you from homework?
TG: I usually get distracted by YouTube. Not matter your mood, you can always find something to fit your desire. If I am in a funny mood, hilarious pet videos always keep your mood up. Or, if I am in an artsy mood watching people sing and try to get there name out there can be inspiring.
SR: What would be your dream class to take at ASU? What would the title be and what would it cover?
TG: My dream course at ASU would be a Next Step class. I think that faculty focus so much on the transition into college, getting classes, and your overall freshman year, but barely focus on your Senior year. I wish there was a class that explained the best way of breaking into career fields, what to really expect, realistic salaries, etc. How are we supposed to base degrees and majors on something so unfamiliar?