Staff Spotlight Copy Editing Team

Meet the Mochila Review Copy-Editors! Copy-editor Matthew Kurtz is a senior perusing a degree in Creative Writing and Publication, and copy-editor Casey Leslie is a senior pursing a degree in English Education.   Q: Why did you decide to become part of the staff of the Mochila Review? MK: I originally joined because I needed […]

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The Life of a Copy-Editor

When I came into this staff position at the beginning of the semester, I was so excited to read submissions and to correct grammar (I’m kind of weird like that). Like most big jobs in life, however, there turned out to be a whole lot more to copy-editing than correcting someone’s grammar. If you are […]

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Staff Spotlight: Advertising and Marketing Team

Meet the marketing team for the Mochila Review! Marketing Manager Crystal Crawford is a senior pursuing a degree in Creative Writing and Publishing. Assistant Marketing Manager Brett Kiser is a graduate with a degree in English Literature, who is pursuing a minor in Creative Writing. Assistant Marketing Manager Darius Griffin is a sophomore pursuing a […]

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National Novel Writing Month

November, in the writing world, is known as National Novel Writing Month, or NANOWRIMO for short. If you haven’t ever heard of this wonderful idea, it’s exactly as the title says: once you sign a pledge (either to the website or to yourself), you have from November 1st to November 30th to complete the story […]

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Writing Fiction

So you have decided to write a short fiction story to submit to the MoRe Prize, where Ellen Hopkins will have a chance to read your work, and you could possibly win a prize, but you have no idea where to start at? You came to the right blog post, friends, because I am here to share Casey’s […]

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Open Mic Nights

You’ve been working on a poetry or short story piece for what seems like years, and it is almost perfectly complete. What do you do next? Do you jump right into submitting it to magazines like the Mochila Review, or do you wait for a while, letting it stew in the computer and mock you? […]

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Staff Spotlight: Meet the Web Team

Meet the web team for the Mochila Review! Web Manager Lindsey Lucas is a senior pursuing degrees in English for both Literature and Creative Writing and Publishing. Social Media Editor Cameron Pike is a sophomore pursuing a degree in English for Creative Writing and Publishing. Web Editor Zachary Evans is a junior pursuing a degree […]

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The MoRe Prize, and Guest Judge Ellen Hopkins

Have you ever written a short-story (less than 3,000) words that you were so immensely proud of, that you needed everyone everywhere to read it? Have you ever written something and wanted someone famous to read it? If you have, we have an amazing offer for you, and it comes by the name of Ellen […]

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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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