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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 […]

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 […]

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, a misunderstanding, a lack of communication, or any number of reasons why the romance is derailed. We expect a number of stories, poems, and images that revolve around intimate relationships between two people; however, the relationship need not be intimate in nature nor just between people. One definition of “romance” is “a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.” Perhaps the romance gone wrong is within a person’s interior. Perhaps it was a romance gone wrong between a man and his pet dog. The key to this theme is that the romance has headed in the wrong direction. Let your imaginations 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 October 15, 2019 – December 15, 2019. We aim to publish the “Romance Gone Wrong” Issue on February 10, 2020, just days before Valentine’s Day when, unfortunately, some romances go very wrong despite best intentions. 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 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 […]