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Montana Mouthful’s “Lost and Found” Issue is Live!

Montana Mouthful’s “Lost and Found” Issue is Live!

Throughout our lives, we’re constantly in the process of losing things and finding things. On a material level, we lose socks, car keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, and more. Our pets run off, engagement rings fall off, and young children lose shoes, gloves, or even their lunches […]

Montana Mouthful seeks work for its “Lost and Found” issue!

Montana Mouthful seeks work for its “Lost and Found” issue!

So many things can be lost and found: ideas, material items, relationships, and more. We often experience great sorrow at the loss of something, only to experience great joy at its finding. However, the opposite is also true – something one wishes to lose is […]

Beep! Beep! The “Road Trip” issue is here!

Beep! Beep! The “Road Trip” issue is here!

Take a moment out of your busy day, and come along with us on a journey through the pages of Montana Mouthful’s latest issue where writers and artists guide us on various road trips through time and space.

Reasons for rolling down the road are vast, and in the following pages you’ll find people road tripping for medical treatment, vacations, escapes toward (and sometimes away) from lovers, sightseeing, and more.

Click through to  Our Current Issue web page where you’ll find links to read the new issue for free online and to purchase print-on-demand copies.

Enjoy the following adventures, and don’t hesitate to let us know which stories, poems, essays, and artwork are your favorite.

Sincerely,

The Montana Mouthful Editors

Montana Mouthful Seeks Submissions for “Road Trip” Issue

Montana Mouthful Seeks Submissions for “Road Trip” Issue

Montana Mouthful seeks short fiction/nonfiction, poetry, and photography/artwork for its “Road Trip” issue. What drives you out the door to experience life on the open road? Is it to visit family? Do you crave new scenery? Is it to deal with a tragedy? Sheer restlessness? […]

Montana Mouthful’s “Blessing in Disguise” issue is live!

Montana Mouthful’s “Blessing in Disguise” issue is live!

It’s that time again! Our “Blessing in Disguise” issue is live! As we all know, the previous year presented enormous challenges on a global scale due to the Coronavirus. Stress has been at an all-time high for many people on many levels. Bearing this in […]

Montana Mouthful seeks submissions for “A Blessing in Disguise” Issue

Montana Mouthful seeks submissions for “A Blessing in Disguise” Issue

Montana Mouthful seeks short fiction/nonfiction, poetry, and artwork/photography for its next issue, themed “A Blessing in Disguise.”

Most of us are familiar with this phrase – when an apparent misfortune turns up positive results after a time. We look forward to receiving a variety of takes on this theme as it guarantees a happy ending of sorts, and we could all use some silver linings at this point, yes? Maybe you were late getting out of the house on your way to work and had to take a different commuter train, but in doing so, you met someone who would later become your life partner. Perhaps at school, you were forced to take a class that you thought you’d dislike, but later this class inspired a new hobby or career path. Etc. Blessings crop up in so many disguises, so use your imagination. Artists, we realize this might be a trickier theme than usual! We can’t wait to see how you capture this theme through visual imagery.

Submissions for this issue will be open from Monday, March 22 – Monday, May 3, 2021. We aim to publish “A Blessing in Disguise” issue on Monday, June 7, 2021. Please review our submissions guidelines carefully. We do not accept any prose over 2,000 words nor poetry over 1,000 words. For artists/photographers: please be sure your images are at least 300 ppi.

Submissions are read and judged blindly, so please DO NOT put your name on the piece itself.

While it’s stated on our Submittable page, on our Duotrope page, and on our website, we’d like to reiterate here: we are currently a non-paying market. If you’d like to help us raise more funds, we would appreciate it! Please check out our website and social media pages for ways and opportunities to do so. Thank you.

Here is the link to our Submittable page.

Good luck from the Montana Mouthful team!

Montana Mouthful’s “Out of This World” Issue is Here

Montana Mouthful’s “Out of This World” Issue is Here

Montana Mouthful editors are excited to announce the publication of the “Out of This World” issue! It’s been a year since many parts of the United States went into lockdown due to COVID-19, and that year has been stressful to say the least. Our previous […]

Upcoming Issue and MM’s March Mondays Fundraiser

Upcoming Issue and MM’s March Mondays Fundraiser

Greetings Readers and Followers of Montana Mouthful Magazine, Just two weeks from today, we’ll be releasing our “Out of This World” issue. We just finished proofing the issue, and I must say, this is one of my favorites. On the morning of March 15, we’ll […]

Montana Mouthful Seeks Submissions for an”Out of This World” Issue

Montana Mouthful Seeks Submissions for an”Out of This World” Issue

Montana Mouthful seeks short fiction/nonfiction, poetry, and artwork/photography for its 9th issue, and this time the theme is “Out of This World.”

It’s a broad theme, open to several interpretations. For instance, perhaps “out of this world” sparks ideas of sci-fi adventures, or an out-of-body experience, or artwork that portrays something extraordinary.  But don’t forget that the phrase “out of this world” is also used to emphasize something extremely good or impressive.

Whichever direction the theme takes you, note that submissions for this issue will be open from November 2, 2020 – January 11, 2021.  We aim to publish the “Out of This World” issue on March 15, 2021. Please review our submissions 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.

While it’s stated on our Submittable page, on our Duotrope page, and on our website, we’d like to reiterate here: we are currently a non-paying market. If you’d like to help us raise more funds, we would appreciate it! Please check out our website and social media pages for ways and opportunities to do so. Thank you.

Good luck from the Montana Mouthful team!

The “Quarantine” Issue is Live!

The “Quarantine” Issue is Live!

At Montana Mouthful, our aim is to publish three issues per year, and generally, we have an idea of the year’s themes well in advance. However, around the time we published “The Great Outdoors” issue, COVID-19 was becoming an increasingly serious issue across the globe. […]