Each Tuesday we feature audio or video of an SR Contributor reading their work. Today we’re proud to feature a podcast by Carrie Moniz.
Carrie Moniz was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from San Diego State University. In 2009 she was awarded the Norma Sullivan Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Dr. Minas Savvas Endowed Fellowship for creative writers. Carrie’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Yellow Medicine Review, Third Wednesday,Suisun Valley Review, Corium Magazine, Web del Sol Review of Books, and numerous other journals and anthologies.She lives in San Diego, California and is a founding editor of The California Journal of Poetics.
You can read along with her poems in Issue 9 of Superstition Review.
Gina Rossi is a junior majoring in Creative Writing.
Superstition Review: What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?
Gina Rossi: As Fiction Editor, my responsibilities mainly involve reading submissions and giving my input on what gets published.
SR: How did you hear about Superstition Review and what made you decide to get involved?
GR: I was looking for a publishing related internship and heard about SR through one of my professors. It seemed like the perfect internship for someone looking to learn more about the publishing field.
SR: What are you hoping to take away from your Superstition Review experience?
GR: I hope to read a lot of great fiction, improve my own writing/interviewing skills, and learn as much as possible about publishing an online literary magazine.
SR: Describe one of your favorite literary or artistic works.
GR: Artistic work would have to be Picasso’s Guernica. I saw all 26 ft. x 11 ft. of it in person and it’s breathtaking, very odd but inspiring. As far as literary work, anything Jane Austen will do.
SR: What are you currently reading?
GR: Being Dead by Jim Crace.
SR: Who would be the Superstition Review contributor of your dreams?
GR: Andrea Avery Decker.
SR: Do you write or create art? What are you currently working on?
GR: I write short fiction. During the school semesters it’s hard for me to give ample amounts time to my personal projects so I’m writing drafts of stories for my classes.
SR: Besides interning for Superstition Review, how do you spend your time?
GR: I travel to San Diego a lot to spend time with my boyfriend. I enjoy photography, specifically black and white film photography that I develop myself. I love to bake/cook, read, learn yoga, and spend time with family.
SR: What is your favorite mode of relaxation?
GR: Ben & Jerry’s and a good classic movie–something Audrey Hepburn.
SR: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
GR: I’m hoping to be published by then, and happy, definitely happy.