mojo is the graduate-run online literary journal from Wichita State University’s MFA program. We’re looking for all writers, from the established and well-published to those emerging talents waiting to be discovered. The current staff is open to a diverse array of styles of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The best way to see what we’re interested in is to read our past issues.
We publish in the Fall and Spring. All selected work is considered for inclusion in our annual print edition of Mikrokosmos Literary Journal, our print edition that has continually published for over fifty years, featuring work from William S. Burroughs, Charles Plymell, and William Stafford, among others.
Editor in Chief | Nicole Byrne
Nicole Byrne suffers from a crippling addiction to poetry. She self-medicates with copious amounts of black coffee, avocados, hot sauce, and rock ‘n’ roll. The treatment does not appear to be working and she hopes it never does. She is currently based in Kansas where she is an MFA candidate at Wichita State University, but her heart remains in Maine. Her work has previously been published in Words Dance, Emrys Journal, and Sunset Liminal, among others. Find her online at nicolebyrnepoetry.tumblr.com and on Twitter @nicolebyrnepoet.
Assistant Editor | Abraham Fitzpatrick
Abraham Fitzpatrick is from Southern California. He graduated from a 4 year university in 2014 and is currently in his third and finally year as an MFA fiction candidate at Wichita State. His current literary obsession is voices that push the boundaries of fiction, like Alejandro Zambra.
Poetry Editor | Jeremy Richard
Jeremy Richard is a poet, Deadpool aficionado, and world traveler seeking his MFA in Creative Writing for Poetry at Wichita State University. He is currently in his final year of the program and working on his first collection tentatively titled Notes to my Selves. His work has previously appeared in The Sagebrush Review, a literary journal at his alma mater, the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Fiction Editor | Rhiannon Scharnhorst
Rhiannon Scharnhorst was named after the Fleetwood Mac song “Tusk.” Having spent the first twenty three years of her life trapped on a compound in rural Utah, Scharnhorst just recently learned that there are more than 47 people in the world, that telephones really do exist, and that the end times are, surprisingly, not nigh. Her first novel “Rhi the Free” details what it is like transitioning from compound life to a working, modern women and is available through Houghton Mifflin in Spring of 2017. When she’s not trying to juggle it all, Scharnhorst is an avid bocce ball player.
Nonfiction Editor | Katie Amundsen
Katie Amundsen is a poetry student from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where she graduated with degrees in English and writing from Lakeland College. She enjoys emojis, wearing striped shirts, laying down, and spending time with her beautiful son, Waffle (who is a cat).
Web Editor | Jesse Allen
Jesse Allen is a second year MA candidate focusing on feminist and gender studies. Allen is also the cofounder of Alastria Press, a Wichita-based micropress which publishes art criticism of Midwestern contemporary artists. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Allen enjoys life as an honorary Wichitan with her partner and three cats.