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Issue 2 of Montana Mouthful is Live!

Issue 2 of Montana Mouthful is Live!

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 […]

Montana Mouthful: A New Literary Venture

Montana Mouthful: A New Literary Venture

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, […]

Need Some Fresh Air? “The Great Outdoors” Issue is Live!

Need Some Fresh Air? “The Great Outdoors” Issue is Live!

When we put out the call for submissions for Montana Mouthful’s “The Great Outdoors” issue, the Coronavirus had yet to cause great concern here in the U.S. Since that time, however, most of us have been in quarantine, adhering to social-distancing guidelines to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

Coincidentally, escaping into the great outdoors has been one of the few recreational activities open to us during the past few months, so perhaps you’ll find familiarity, inspiration, or even comfort in the stories, essays, poetry, and artwork in our latest issue.

As always, we extend a big thank you to our contributors. Without their submissions, we’d have no magazine at all. We hope you check out the biography pages where you can discover more about these talented individuals. Some contributors include links to their websites and social media pages, so you can follow them and view more of their work. 

“The Great Outdoors” is a broad theme, and we were delighted by the variety of takes submitted to us. In this issue, the “outdoors” includes everything from backyards all the way to outer space. We visit gardens, mountains, lakes, beaches, the ocean, and even another planet. We feel the issue is best enjoyed in your favorite outdoor space.

The issue also includes our usual ESL feature as well as a reflective nonfiction story by co-editor, Cari Divine, about a childhood incident at her family’s cabin.

All right, time to get outside! Here is the link to Our Current Issue web page where you’ll find a link to read the issue for free online (via ISSUU), and a link where you may purchase digital and print-on-demand copies (via Magcloud).

Thanks again to our contributors and thank you to all of our readers. We hope you remain safe and healthy during these stressful times! 

Montana Mouthful Seeks Submissions for “The Great Outdoors” Issue

Montana Mouthful Seeks Submissions for “The Great Outdoors” Issue

Montana Mouthful seeks short fiction/nonfiction, poetry, and artwork submissions for its next issue, and this time the theme is “The Great Outdoors.” In Janet Burroway’s Writing Fiction, she divides conflict into six basic types, one of which is Man versus Nature. For this issue, we’re […]

Ready for Love Gone Awry? Our latest issue is live!

Ready for Love Gone Awry? Our latest issue is live!

Although we yearn for the perfect romantic relationships, sometimes we’re left disappointed. Most of us have faced romantic disillusionment at some point in our lives, and in this latest issue of Montana Mouthful, some very talented writers, artists, and poets give us their takes on […]

Submissions Closed for “Romance Gone Wrong” Issue

Submissions Closed for “Romance Gone Wrong” Issue

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!

Thanks,

MM Editors

Montana Mouthful Seeks Submissions for “Romance Gone Wrong” Issue

Montana Mouthful Seeks Submissions for “Romance Gone Wrong” Issue

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, […]

Ready to be Schooled? Our latest issue is live!

Ready to be Schooled? Our latest issue is live!

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 […]

Submission Deadline Extended for “Schooling” Issue

Submission Deadline Extended for “Schooling” Issue

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.

https://montanamouthful.submittable.com/submit

Thank you,

Montana Mouthful team

Fundraising and Upcoming Events

Fundraising and Upcoming Events

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 […]

Call for Submissions for our “Schooling” Issue

Call for Submissions for our “Schooling” Issue

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 […]

Ready to Clown Around? Our latest issue is live!

Ready to Clown Around? Our latest issue is live!

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