Superstition Review at AWP Conference

2010 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

April 7-10, 2010
Denver, Colorado
Hyatt Regency Denver & Colorado Convention Center

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs is holding its annual conference this week in Denver, featuring more than 400 events and presentations, including lectures, readings, book signings, panel discussions, and dances. The conference attracts more than 500 publishers and presses and thousands of attendees.

On Saturday, Superstition Review is taking part in a presentation about undergraduate-run literary magazines:

S182. Students who Build Things: The Literary Magazine as Teaching Tool for Undergraduate Students

Saturday, April 10, 1:30-2:45pm
Agate Room, Hyatt Regency Denver, 3rd Floor

(KC Culver, Collette Morris, Karen Craigo, Zach Tarvin, Patricia Murphy, Haley Larson)
We represent three undergraduate programs that have succeeded in establishing undergraduate-run journals. Prairie Margins publishes undergraduate students nationally in print; Superstition Review publishes both new and established writers nationally online; and Mangrove publishes the work of undergraduates at its university both in print and online. The panel will give practical advice on establishing effective leadership, facing budget constraints, submission management, and publishing options.

Fast Times in Development and Funding

Superstition Review intern, Amber Mosure, comments on her experiences in development and funding.

When I found out I was accepted as an intern for Superstition Review, I was assigned the role of development and funding. My main tasks involve: researching grants, looking into outreach programs, and figuring out innovative ways of generating funding. Already, I’ve gained an exponential amount of knowledge. I feel like the captain of a ship embarking on new landscapes. Applying my own fervor and the past experiences of other English classes has propelled me forward, a little uncertain and uncharted at first, but prepared. I’m sailing along and figuring it out as I go, exploring all the terrain and territories of possible projects and ideas (and I’ve realized I have a penchant for alliteration too).

Recently I helped write a panel proposal for the Southwest Arts Conference. This conference is presented by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and will take place August of this year. SWAC’s theme is “Safety/Sustainability/The Future Is No Accident.” In these times, it is imperative that we create reasonable ways to sustain the arts and literature. Superstition Review does a wonderful job with that, especially, because we are a paperless publication. We encourage and nurture a diverse mix of self-expression and, hopefully, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will agree and invite us to their conference to interactively facilitate a brainstorming session to bounce around ideas for sustainability that will benefit a multitude of art and literature organizations.

Next task: a panel proposal for The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. I will take some of the ideas from the SWAC proposal and apply them to Superstition Review’s application to this event, slated to take place April 2010 in Denver, Colorado. I’m from Denver, so I know that the mile high city is conducive to creativity. I am certain the ideas will be flowing full-force.