Join Superstition Review in congratulating one of our past contributors, George Saunders, on his new book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, out now. “For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story to his MFA students at Syracuse University. In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, he shares a version of that class with us, offering some of what he and his students have discovered together over the years. Paired with iconic short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, the seven essays in this [New York Times Bestseller] are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it’s more relevant than ever in these turbulent times… A Swim in a Pond in the Rain is a deep exploration not just of how great writing works but of how the mind itself works while reading, and of how the reading and writing of stories make genuine connection possible.”
“One of the most accurate and beautiful depictions of what it is like to be inside the mind of a writer that I’ve ever read.”
Parul Sehgal, The New York Times
Click here to order your copy of A Swim in a Pond in the Rain. Be sure to also check out George’s website and Twitter, as well as, our interview with him in Issue 12.
Today’s Intern Update features Regan Henley, an Art Editor from Issue 14 of Superstition Review.
With a BA in Intermedia/Multimedia, Regan has been working as a curator for the Random Access Gallery in Syracuse, New York. There, she continues to pursue her interest in the creative and interpersonal aspects of technology, and how we can use emerging digital media as emotional and social tools.
Just before her current position, Regan also worked as a graduate teaching assistant at Syracuse University, the art community of which still collaborating with Random Access Gallery today.
We are so proud of you Regan!
If you’d like, you can visit Regan’s LinkedIn here.
We are so proud of our past and present staff here at Superstition Review, and we love to celebrate the accomplishments of our past interns. We recently featured a few interns on social media to share what they’re up to now. We have now included these interns in a wrap-up post for easy access! So, without further ado, we present our intern spotlights:
1. Elizabeth Sheets: Blogger, Issue 12 (Fall 2013) and Content Coordinator, Issue 13 (Spring 2014)
More details: Elizabeth shares, “My experience working with Superstition Review prepared me well for the work I do today. Of the three paying gigs I have, the one closest to my heart is my work as an editor for Black Fox Literary Magazine. I started there as a copy editor, and now in addition to soliciting and running articles on their blog, I am also a reader of incoming submissions for poetry, nonfiction, and flash fiction. I have the privilege of writing and sending feedback to authors who submit fiction to Black Fox and request critical feedback should we choose not to accept their work. Interacting with the writing community in that way is the most rewarding part of my work with Black Fox. Shortly after graduation in 2015, I took the position of Managing Editor for Population Research and Policy Review, working with their Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jennifer Glick when she was at ASU. When she, and PRPR, moved on to Penn State, I followed along working remotely for Dr. Glick, and will continue doing so through the end of this year. Most recently, I accepted a position as an editorial assistant for the Journal ofProteome Research. At JPR, I work directly for Associate Editor Dr. Joshua LaBaer. Dr. LaBaer is the director of the Biodesign Institute at ASU, so I am back on campus a few days a week! Juggling these jobs still gives me enough freedom to spend time investing in my own creative work. I’ve published a few pieces, and I am applying for MFA programs this year. Onward!”
2. Regan Henley: Art Editor, Issue 14 to Issue 17 (Fall 2014 to Spring 2016)
More details: Regan obtained her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in Intermedia. In 2016 she debuted her first solo show “C@tharsis”, exploring the use of digital technologies in the mourning and grieving process, which included several video installations as well as experimental web-based media. She shares, “I am currently pursuing my graduate degree in Computer Art Syracuse University in New York where I also work as a Teaching Assistant. I am privileged to be in a very small program of only 5 other artists as well as have the opportunity to obtain a degree in a unique and emerging field of study. Is it cold here? Yes. But I’m chasing my dream!”
3. Sarah Anderson: Social Networker, Issue 12 (Fall 2013)
More details: Sarah shares, “After my internship I worked as a reporter for the Fresno Bee, the Arizona Republic, Desert News and 9NEWS in Denver. I even received a medal from Aurora police for my part in writing up a piece on a memorial the department had. There are many things I love about reporting. I love hearing stories and histories from the people I talk to, some of which are powerful tales about community and the human spirit. I love getting the chance to tell people about something cool they did not know about, like everything they can do with a library card or the latest pizza place that just opened and its must-try foods. And I love the excitement of coming in and getting to do something different every day.”
Thank you so much to these interns for their service with us; you are all doing such amazing things, and we’re so proud!