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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 […]

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 publish a post that includes links where you can read and purchase this stunning issue, so stay tuned for some amazing, eclectic writing and artwork related to things out of this world. If this is the first you’re hearing about Montana Mouthful, you can find previous issues here.

In the meantime, we continue to highlight those who contributed to our “Quarantine” issue on our social media outlets.

Last, but certainly not least, we’re using this space to introduce our current digital fundraiser, one we’ve titled Montana Mouthful’s March Mondays Fundraiser.  

Here’s how it works: there are 5 Mondays in March 2021. Each Monday this month, beginning today, we’ll set a one-day FB fundraiser with the goal of reaching $200 by the end of the 24 hours. Therefore, the overall goal is to raise at least $1,000 during the month of March. (Of course, if we raise more, all the better!)

What does the money go toward? We’re glad you asked. Funds raised for Montana Mouthful go toward our operating costs. Because we are a digital magazine, we utilize Submittable (our submission manager), GoDaddy (our web-hosting), ISSUU (where you read our lovely issues for free), and Element L Design (our very talented graphic designer/layout man, Luke Duran).

If you enjoy reading our issues, please consider donating on one of these Mondays during March. Every little bit helps, and we great appreciate the support. Thank you!

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 […]

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. […]

Upcoming Issue and Print-on-Demand Service Update

Upcoming Issue and Print-on-Demand Service Update

Hello Montana Mouthful Readers!

We’ve just completed the initial proofing for the “Quarantine” issue, which comes out next Monday, October 19th. We received an astounding amount of submissions for the issue, no doubt because the Coronavirus quarantine has touched the lives of just about everyone in some shape or form. We think you’ll really enjoy the upcoming issue, so be sure to check back here next Monday to enjoy the stories, poems, essays and artwork.

We also want to let you know that we’ve changed our print-on-demand company from Magcloud to Peecho. Unfortunately, we (and others) experienced some technical difficulties with print-on-demand orders for the past few issues, so we decided to go with a new service. To find links for print-on-demand copies of each issue, simply go to Our Current Issue webpage. You will find a link to the “Quarantine” issue once it’s published next Monday.

Thank you for your continued support and readership. We look forward to publishing the “Quarantine” issue next week!

Montana Mouthful Seeks Submissions for “Quarantine” Issue

Montana Mouthful Seeks Submissions for “Quarantine” Issue

Montana Mouthful seeks short fiction/nonfiction, poetry, and artwork/photography for its 8th issue, themed “Quarantine.” The quarantine caused by the Coronavirus has generated much stress, but it’s also allowed many people time for reflection and creative pursuits to help alleviate that stress. We expect many different […]

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 […]

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 looking for stories, essays, poems, and artwork that prominently feature nature in some regard. Perhaps the main character gets lost in the wilderness during a blizzard; perhaps a hurricane threatens an island village; perhaps your poem is about a journey through a jungle; perhaps you paint images of active volcanoes; perhaps you have photographs of picturesque mountaintops or lush meadows full of wildlife.

This is a very broad theme, so let your imagination roam. We’re always pleasantly surprised by the variations on the themes, and we expect nothing different with this call for new work.

Submissions are open from February 17, 2020 – April 6, 2020. We aim to publish “The Great Outdoors” Issue on May 18, 2020. 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 pages, so we can help promote your work.

Here is a link to our Submittable page. Good luck from the Montana Mouthful team!

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 […]