The Undergraduate MoRe Prize
The Undergraduate MoRe Prize

We at The Mochila Review have launched a writers’ contest for undergraduate students: the Undergraduate MoRe Prize. This particular contest is open to poetry submissions only, and the winning poem will be selected by our guest judge, Taylor Mali.

A four-time National Poetry Slam champion, Taylor Mali is the author of two collections of poetry, The Last Time As We Are (Write Bloody Books) and What Learning Leaves (Hanover), and a book of essays, What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World (Putnam Adult). In April 2012, Mali completed a 12-year project of convincing 1,000 people to become teachers and marked the occasion by donating 12 inches of his hair to the American Cancer Society.

For a sample of some of Mali’s work, here is a video of him performing “What Teachers Make”:

You may also visit Mali’s website at

The student who wins the Undergraduate MoRe Prize will win USD$50 and publication in our 2015 issue. That’s right, folks; you’ll win publication and real money!

You can submit to the Undergraduate MoRe Prize anytime between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1. There’s a $5 fee for each submission and no limit to how many times you submit.

Submit to the Undergraduate MoRe Prize here.



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