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 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, […]
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 are especially in need of more images, so send us your photography and artwork!
Montana Mouthful staff
Greetings! 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 […]
During our inaugural year of publication, we received many outstanding works of short fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. Now, it’s our pleasure to announce Montana Mouthful’s nominations for the 2018 Pushcart Prize. “Once Upon a Time” by Rich Furman – Nonfiction – (Vol 1, […]
Issue 3 is here, and it’s full of eerie stories, poems, and images submitted by some very talented writers and artists. The issue also includes the winners of our Montana (406) Flash Fiction contest as well as a nonfiction essay written by one of The Shop University’s students.
You can read Montana Mouthful Issue 3 here.
If you’d like to own a copy of Issue 3, you can purchase digital and print copies here.
During the upcoming weeks, we’ll highlight the writers and artists included in this issue, so stay tuned to learn more about these accomplished individuals. Many have included their social media and website links; we encourage you to follow them!
Once again, we are extremely thankful to those who submitted work to us and for the continued support of our readers. We also appreciate any shares and likes, so we can spread the word about Montana Mouthful. We hope you enjoy our chilliest, most haunting issue yet.
The Editors of Montana Mouthful
The staff of Montana Mouthful extend a big sky thank you to everyone who entered our Montana (406) Flash Fiction Contest. (406) is Montana’s area code, so for this flash fiction contest, we asked writers to send us a story that fulfilled two criteria: the […]
Greetings Montana Mouthful followers! It’s been almost one year since we launched Montana Mouthful literary magazine, and it was a year of great joy as we will have published three outstanding issues by the close of 2018. However, it was also a year of great […]
On Monday, we published the second issue of Montana Mouthful, themed “secrets.” If you’ve not yet seen this fantastic issue, you can read it on ISSUU for free, or you can purchase digital and print copies on MagCloud.
Now that Issue 2 is out, we’re seeking submissions for our third issue, and the theme for this issue is “haunted.” While we encourage stories, poetry, and artwork about Halloween, poltergeists, and all things ghostly, we’re also interested in other types of hauntings. For instance, perhaps a character is haunted by the memory of a loved one, of a road not taken, or of a deed left undone. Let your imagination roam over variations on the theme of “haunted.”
Submissions are open from July 5, 2018 – September 2, 2018. Please review our submission guidelines carefully. We do not accept any prose or poetry over 2,000 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.
What haunts you or your characters? We can’t wait to find out!
We have also extended the deadline for our Montana (406) Contest. (406) is Montana’s area code, and for our first flash fiction contest, we challenge writers to send us a story that:
- is exactly 406 words (not counting the title),
- and includes the word “Montana” somewhere in the piece.
As long as you adhere to the above rules, you can take the story on any tangent you wish. Please review our submission guidelines for the contest. One entry per person, please. No gratuitous sex or violence.
The deadline for contest entries is September 2, 2018, and the winning stories will be featured in Issue 3, which will be published during autumn 2018. The contest entry fee is $10.
The top three stories will be included in Issue 3 of Montana Mouthful, and the following prizes will be awarded:
- 1st place – $125 + print copy of Issue 2
- 2nd place – $75 + print copy of Issue 2
- 3rd place – $25 + print copy of Issue 2
Thank you and good luck from the Montana Mouthful editing team!
Hello Montana Mouthful Community, We recognize that our social media presence has been less than usual, but behind the scenes we’re busy finalizing the layout of Issue 2 of Montana Mouthful, which will be published next week. However, we’ve also been grieving the loss of […]
Greetings MM Community, After we published our debut issue, MM staff took a brief hiatus to regroup and celebrate more than a year’s work dedicated to creating a new literary magazine. Now we’re back, refreshed, and focused on Issue 2. The theme of our second […]