The Mochila Review is open for submissions! Click here to begin.

The Mochila Review publishes the best poems, stories, and creative essays by current undergraduate students across the country and globe. We read submissions from Sept. 1 to May 1, and we try to respond in two to three months. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as you email us ( if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

For poetry submissions, upload a single document containing five single-spaced poems. For fiction and creative nonfiction submissions, upload a single document containing one double-spaced story or essay.

If your work is selected for publication, we ask for your permission to feature your work on our website as well as in print. We claim first publication rights only, after which all rights revert to the writer. We will mail you two complimentary copies of The Mochila Review, and additional copies are available on our website,, at a discounted price.
Undergraduate MoRe Prize: For information about our annual undergraduate writers’ contest, visit our “MoRe Prize” page on our website.