Interview Editor Stacie Fraser is in her senior year at Arizona State University. She is studying English Literature and will be graduating in May. All of the years spent attending classes at ASU she has also been working for Sparky’s Stadium Shop located on the Tempe Campus. After graduating, she hopes to apply her skills learned throughout college and her time at Superstition Review, to a career in editing and publishing. This is her first semester working with Superstition Review.
1. What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?
I am an Interview Editor at Superstition Review. I am responsible for selecting authors to interview for our page. My position has me selecting authors, emailing them and asking them if they would be willing to be interviewed for our magazine. I then create a list of interview questions specifically for that author.
2. Why did you decide to get involved with Superstition Review?
I applied to Superstition Review because it is a great learning opportunity. It also allows me to become more familiar with lesser known authors.
3. How do you like to spend your free time?
I love spending my free time outside in Arizona’s beautiful sunshine, running and swimming. I also love going to the movies with friends and reading novels.
4. What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?
I would also like to experience everything that the fiction section editor’s have to do at Superstition Review. I am very interested in editing novels for a career.
5. Describe one of your favorite literary works.
I am a huge fan of Salman Rushdie. His novel The Moor’s Last Sigh is one of his best works. Moraes Zogoiby, also called Moor, is the narrator who ages twice as fast as normal humans. The novel is full of magical realism, hybridity and allegory.
6. What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Blood on the Forge, by William Attaway, for a Protest Literature course. When school is not in session, I enjoy reading books by Janet Evanovich. Her works are much lighter and easier to read than most of the novels recommended for my college courses. Even though I am an English Literature major, I have not read some great classics. Once I graduate I plan to start at the top of my list and read many famous authors like Emily Dickens and J. D. Salinger.
7. Creatively, what are you currently working on?
I am currently toying with the idea of writing fiction short stories. In the past I have written poetry, but all of my writing has been for personal accomplishments, not publication, and will most likely continue that way for a while longer.
8. What inspires you?
My personal drive for success and happiness is my biggest inspiration. I want to be able to handle whatever life throws at me.
9. What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my college education. Graduation in May will be the best achievement I have accomplished so far. I cannot wait to continue with life and hope to be on a successful career path.
10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I hope to be working in San Francisco, or some west coast city, for a publishing company as an editor.