Meet the Interns: Peggy Dale, Contest Coordinator

margaritedale_0Peggy Dale, Contest Coordinator, is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in English.

Superstition Review: What do you do for SR?

Peggy Dale: I am coordinating the very first SR writing contest; basically I’m setting the parameters and then coordinating to make sure everything goes smoothly.

SR: How did you hear about or get involved with Superstition Review?

PD: I received an email last semester, and I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to grow in experience and help SR as well.

SR: What is your favorite section of SR? Why?

PD: I love it all; it really is a well thought out professionally executed magazine/journal. I guess I’ll say the Fiction section, because I love the scope of fiction and its story; however, you can say that of all great writing, so again I love it all.

SR: Who is your dream contributor to the journal?

PD: Someone who has not yet been discovered, a shining light who will electrify the world; someone we give a helping hand to get started.

SR: What job, other than your own, would you like to try out in the journal?

PD: I would like to try editing the Fiction section.

SR: What are you most excited for in the upcoming issue?

PD: I’m excited to be coordinating the first contest, seeing it completed, finding an exciting talent, generating more interest in Superstition Review.

SR: What was the first book you remember falling in love with and what made it so special?

PD: I fell in love with Heidi, because my mother used to lay beside me and read it to me every night. That story of love and searching opened the world of literature to me, and the safe, warm, personal time with my mother worked to help me associate reading and peace. I’ve always loved reading and writing, and it all began with Heidi.

SR: What are you currently reading?

PD: The Edge Chronicles Beyond The Deep Woods by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

SR: Do you write?

PD: Yes, I am a writer. I am working on two books right now. One is a fiction story of modern troll warriors with several great twists (a lot of fun). The second is an historical autobiography. I’m very excited about both; they have tremendous potential.

SR: Do you create art?

PD: I love to create art of all sorts. I’m working on a family photo quilt for my daughter; it’s taking a lot longer than I had hoped, but it should be irreplaceable when it’s finished.