mojo is the online literary journal of Wichita State University. We’re dedicated to the revolution of literary spaces—the breaking of conventions, the exploration of provocation, the inclusion of all voices. Established, emerging, or identities often marginalized by our society’s narrative—we want your work.

Bring on your off-the-wall, genre-mixing, mad-scientist-experimentation of the written word. Bring on your wildest imaginings of just how far you can push form, structure, the foundation of human moments and what it means to share them. Bring on your best. We don’t sacrifice quality for novelty. The best way to see what we’re interested in? Read our past issues.

As for the logistics:

We accept fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, published in the Fall and Spring. All selected work is considered for the annual edition of Mikrokosmos—our print journal that has published for over fifty years, featuring work from William S. Burroughs, Charles Plymell, and William Stafford, among others.

Now, give us something to read—we want to revolt. 


Editor-in-Chief | Andrea De La Rosa

Andrea De La Rosa is a first-year MFA candidate in poetry and Graduate Teaching Assistant at Wichita State from Columbus, OH. She received her BA in English Literary Studies with minors in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and Creative Writing from Otterbein University. Her favorite dinosaur is stegosaurus.

Managing Editor/Web Editor | Lara Law

Lara Law is an MFA student at Wichita State University where she writes primarily magical realism, fantasy, and science fiction stories. She is a teacher by day and a nerd by night with a passion for anything that gets her out of the dreary real world. When avoiding writing and teaching she keeps bees and tends to her colony of feral cays in and around her home. Her favorite dinosaur is the majungasaurus and everyone should know it exists.

Fiction Editor | Adam Benalla

Adam is just another guy who thinks he’s funny. Yeah, that guy. Puns are his go-to. When he’s not crying himself to sleep, you might find him people-watching behind a nice bush. All his relatives are in Morocco hating him for having tattoos. He expects to be the next Hemingway but is also realistic, thus he has a backup career planned as a professional cuddler. Don’t hate him cause you ain’t him.

Undergraduate Fiction Editor | Victoria Weddle

Victoria Weddle is a senior English Language and Literature major at Wichita State University with a minor in music. She’s an avid book reader and a music lover from Peck, KS. She loves reading works by Leigh Bardugo (her favorite series is anything to do with the Grishaverse) and listening to almost any type of music. She hopes to have a job as a fiction editor with a few cats and her Spotify playlist after graduation.

Nonfiction Editor | Rachel Greer

Rachel is a third-year fiction MFA here at Wichita State. Her favorite authors include Cormac McCarthy, Louise Erdrich, Gillian Flynn, Sylvia Plath, and Ocean Vuong. She is from Boston and enjoys paddle boarding, scuba diving, roller skating, and reading in her free time.

Poetry Editor | Clarence Albury

Clarence is a poet and writer who believes in the transformative power of words. His work explores childhood abuse and trauma, identity, sexuality and enlightenment. In 2020, Clarence self-published his first chapbook collection titled, random thoughts in a stream. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Wichita State University, where he also serves as the Graduate Poetry Editor for Mikrokosmos, Wichita State’s student-run MFA program literary journal. Clarence was born in The Bahamas and currently resides in Wichita, Kansas.

Undergraduate Poetry Editor | Hannah Holliday

Hannah Holliday is a creative writing major and chai tea enthusiast from Olathe, Kansas. Her poetry appears in Elementia, Cathartic Lit, and many, many notebooks on her bedroom floor. She hopes to spend the rest of her life copy editing poetry while listening to Taylor Swift in the company of a multitude of cats.

Special Projects Manager | Chinonyelum Anyichie

Chinonyelum Anyichie is an International student from Eziowele, Anambra State, Nigeria. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts program at WSU. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

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