As of midnight last night, submissions closed for our “Romance Gone Wrong” issue. We received a record-breaking amount of work, so thanks to everyone who submitted for this issue! Montana Mouthful continues to gain interest and followers, and we thank everyone who reads, submits, and […]
We are happy to announce the publication of Montana Mouthful’s second issue, themed “secrets.” Once again, we received a variety of powerful stories and images that in some way connect to the idea of secrets. This issue also includes poetry and the debut of a […]
Welcome! We’re glad you’ve landed at the Montana Mouthful site, and we’d like to take the time to elaborate on this new project. As stated on our About Us page, Montana Mouthful is an independent, digital literary magazine, and we’re based in Helena, Montana. Thus, […]
As of midnight last night, submissions closed for our “Romance Gone Wrong” issue. We received a record-breaking amount of work, so thanks to everyone who submitted for this issue! Montana Mouthful continues to gain interest and followers, and we thank everyone who reads, submits, and shares the magazine with others.
Now begins the editors’ tasks of selecting work, contacting contributors, and working on layout. We aim to publish the “Romance Gone Wrong” issue on February 10, 2020.
We will open again for submissions sometime during mid-February, and the next theme, selected by those who voted on our Facebook poll, will be “The Great Outdoors.”
In the meantime, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and New Year. We also want to thank those who contributed to our recent Facebook fundraiser. We couldn’t do what we do without your support!
Montana Mouthful seeks short fiction/nonfiction, poetry, and artwork for its next issue, and this time the theme is “Romance Gone Wrong.” Most of us have been there before; we’re into a new romance, things are going well, then suddenly everything changes. There’s betrayal, an accident, […]
We’re pleased to announce that our latest issue of Montana Mouthful is live! This issue is full of stories, poems, and artwork that have some connection to the idea of “schooling.” Once again, the editors were blown away by the variations on the theme. We […]
Submissions are pouring in for our “Schooling” issue; however, we are extending the deadline to September 2, 2019. We are especially in need of more artwork for the issue, so please spread the word to the artists out there! We look forward to publishing our fifth Montana Mouthful issue this autumn.
Montana Mouthful team
Hello Montana Mouthful community! In Helena, we’re welcoming warm weather after a rather cool spring, but behind the scenes, things have been heating up since we received our 501(c)3 nonprofit status. We’ve been pulling together ideas for fundraisers, events, and workshops, so we can continue […]
Classes might be out for summer, but Montana Mouthful is open for submissions for our fifth issue, and the theme is “schooling” (or some variation on “school”). Of course, with such a theme, we expect to receive stories, poems, and images about formal education, ranging […]
The Montana Mouthful “Clowning Around” issue is here! It’s been six months since the publication of our last issue, so we’re thrilled to bring you new stories, poems, and artwork that in some way connect to the idea of clowning around. This was a challenging theme, and we’re thrilled to have received so many powerful stories and images. Our contributors are a talented bunch, and we thank them for their work!
This link takes you to Our Current Issue web page, where you can find further links to read the new issue online and to purchase digital or print-on-demand copies.
During the upcoming weeks, we’ll highlight the writers and artists included in this issue, so stay tuned to learn more about these talented individuals. Many have shared their social media and website links, and we encourage you to follow them.
In other news, we are still in the process of obtaining 501(c)3 status, but when we do, we’ll have some new, exciting things to share with you here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On that note, thanks for all of the shares, likes, and comments!
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the clowning around that takes place in our latest issue. If you feel inspired to contribute, start brainstorming on the theme of “schooling” (or some variation on “school” or “schooled”) as this will be the theme of our next issue. Submissions will open again on June 16, 2019 and close on August 12, 2019, with an estimated publication date of September 23, 2019.
Thanks so much for your continued support, contributions, and readership!
The Editors of Montana Mouthful
Hello Readers! We are currently working on the layout for Montana Mouthful Issue 4, themed “Clowning Around.” You won’t want to miss the stories, poems, and artwork in this issue, which features actual clowns but also incidents and scenarios that in some way connect to […]
The submission deadline for Montana Mouthful Issue 4 – themed “clowning around” – has been extended by one week. The new deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 20. While we’ll continue to accept submissions in all categories – fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork – we […]
We hope everyone had a restful holiday season and a Happy New Year! The staff of Montana Mouthful took a much needed break during the end of 2018, but now we’re back and seeking submissions for our fourth issue, which is scheduled for publication on April 29, 2019.
The theme for Issue 4 is “clowning around.” This idiom means to joke, play, or act in a silly way. We can’t wait to see all the variations on the theme, and we anticipate some actual clowns – the red nose variety – in the mix. However, be sure your piece builds toward something more than a punch line. We seek strong stories, not anecdotes. For instance, perhaps a character’s antics ends up in tragedy for another. Etc.
Submissions are open from January 3, 2019 – February 13, 2019. Please review our submission guidelines carefully. We do not accept any prose over 2,000 words nor poetry over 1,000 words.
Submissions are read and judged blindly, so please DO NOT put your name on the piece itself.
You are encouraged to submit a short biography. Bios must be written in third person and should be no longer than 3-5 sentences. You are also encouraged to share your personal websites and/or social media sites in your biography, so we can help promote your work.
Good luck from the Montana Mouthful team!