The MoRe Prize, and Guest Judge Ellen Hopkins
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 Hopkins!


Here at the Mochila Review, we accept submissions for our literary journal, but we also have a contest called “Undergraduate MoRe Prize”–if you submit your submission, along with five dollars, you have a chance to win three things: 1) USD$50, 2) publication in our journal, and 3) your piece to be considered by Ellen Hopkins!


If you don’t know who Ellen Hopkins is,a poet, freelance writer, and the award-winning author of twenty nonfiction titles and five NY Times Bestselling novels-in-verse. She has published hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from aviation to child abuse to winegrowing. Ellen mentors other writers through her position as a regional adviser for the Nevada chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She is a regular speaker at schools, book festivals and writers conferences across the US, and now throughout the world.. Some of her books include Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, and Tricks.


If you want to know more about Ellen Hopkins and her journey as a writer, you have two options: a) visit her website:, or b) comment below with a question or two that you would like the staff to consider including in our interview with her that will be published in the 2016 edition of Mochila Review!


Good luck and keep writing,

Casey Leslie

Copy-editor of The Mochila Review



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