The Importance of a Cover Letter

  The feeling of submitting a piece of work to a literary journal is unique—the excitement of having your work read, the terror of the possibility of a rejection letter, the pure joy of the possibility that your work is accepted. In this rush of feelings and deadlines, it is easy to forget one of […]

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Writers Block

So, you’ve just heard that The Mochila Review’s submissions are going to open October 1st, right? You get excited—this is the year that you’re going to get published, you just know it—and sit down at your computer to write. Nothing comes to you. You get up, put on a pot of coffee, dig through your […]

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Episode 3: Adjectives

Are adjectives too overused, or are they useful? Co-hosts Chris Pankiewicz and Lindsey Lucas tackle the question in this episode of Mochila Chat, featuring J.L. Johnson Jurgenson’s “Crooked,” read by the author, and Hart Crane’s “My Grandmother’s Love Letters,” read by Aaron Burnsprung. Crystal Crawford tells us about Bowling Green State University’s MFA program. Image: […]

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Episode 2: Animals

This episode features Steven Amen’s “How to Raise a Pig,” read by the author, and Emily Dickinson’s “A Bird Came Down the Walk,” read by Ronald Baker. Co-hosts Lindsey Lucas and Chris Pankiewicz talk about animals in writing. Adriann Dunn introduces us to the MFA program at Iowa State University. Image: “Laughing Blue Pig” by […]

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Episode 1: Routines

Co-hosts Lindsey Lucas and Chris Pankiewicz talk about authors who write about daily routines. Featuring Colleen Trittipo’s “Routine,” read by the author, and Thomas Hardy’s “The Voice,” read by Erik Burns-Sprung. Adriann Dunn gives us a look at Antioch University’s Masters program in creative writing. Image: “Ink Wash” by Aaron Gerber.

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