Superstition Review

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Superstition Review is the online literary magazine produced by creative writing and web design students at Arizona State University. Founded by Patricia Colleen Murphy in 2008, the mission of the journal is to promote contemporary art and literature by providing a free, easy-to-navigate, high quality online publication that features work by established and emerging artists and authors from all over the world. We publish two issues a year with art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction and poetry. We also enjoy honoring all members of our Superstition Review family by maintaining a strong year-round community of editors, submitters, contributors, and readers through our social networks: RSS Feed Facebook Goodreads Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Tumblr Twitter YouTube

Social Media Platforms Used
Blog: Facebook: Goodreads: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: Tumblr: Twitter: YouTube:
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
Arizona State University
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Patricia Murphy
Contact Title
Patricia Colleen Murphy
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
Recent Awards Received
2011 Best of the Web for Robert Wrigley's "Short Answer: Mishap with a Nail Gun."
Representative Authors
Marge Piercy, Bob Hicok, Sherman Alexie
Submissions Policy
We accept submissions through submittable during January and August only.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Reporting Time
1 - 10 weeks
Author Payments
Number Of Paid Staff
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
Total Circulation
Patricia Colleen Murphy
Founding Editor
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I founded the magazine in 2007 as a teaching tool for the students in our undergraduate creative writing program.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
I manage 5 faculty advisors and 25 student interns each semester.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
We ask for a 100 word bio. Be friendly. Don't try to be cute. We're immediately turned off by hipster bios, or bios that state "I have published work in 6,000 literary magazines."
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We receive submissions through submittable. We read for only 10 weeks each fall and spring. During those 10 weeks we read all the submissions each week and meet on Skype to discuss the submissions.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
We are looking for work that is polished, surprising, and unique. We have been known to ask for extensive revisions if we get a piece with potential that needs several more drafts.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Read previous issues.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Our ideal reader would be a person who is up to date and savvy about technology and contemporary literature.