Author: Jasmine Swaney Lamb

In Loving Memory of our Co-Editor and Friend, Lisa Huff

In Loving Memory of our Co-Editor and Friend, Lisa Huff

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 […]

Montana Mouthful Update and New Instagram Series

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 […]

Seeking Submissions for Issue 2 and a Contest

Seeking Submissions for Issue 2 and a Contest

Greetings!

Last Thursday, we published the first issue of Montana Mouthful! We’ve received a lot of positive feedback, and we hope you enjoy the inaugural issue if you’ve not yet read it. You can read the issue for free, and you can also purchase digital and print copies.

Now, we seek submissions for the second issue, and the theme is “secrets.” As human beings, we alternate between showing and hiding parts of ourselves to others. For this issue, we’re interested in stories, poems, and artwork related to that which is hidden. What secret will you reveal? We look forward to finding out.

Submissions are open from February 19, 2018 – May 2, 2018. Please review our submission guidelines carefully to ensure that your work is considered. We do not accept any prose over 2,000 words.

Furthermore, we seek submissions for our very first contest. Are you ready for a flash fiction challenge? (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
  • features 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 contest is open from February 19, 2018 – May 2, 2018. Contest entry fee is $10.

The top three stories will be included in Issue 2 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!

Montana Mouthful’s “Firsts” Issue is Live!

Montana Mouthful’s “Firsts” Issue is Live!

We are excited to share our inaugural issue of Montana Mouthful Magazine!  More than a year of planning and preparation by the MM staff has led to this exciting moment, and we sincerely thank all of the writers and artists who had confidence in us […]

Montana Mouthful joins Literistic’s “Friends Program”

Montana Mouthful joins Literistic’s “Friends Program”

We are proud to add a new link on our Partners webpage! Montana Mouthful has recently joined Literistic’s “Friends Program,” and we are excited to share this information with you.  Literistic provides deadlines for submissions to literary magazines, contests, and more. Each month, Literstic sends […]

Winter Community Story

Winter Community Story

If you missed it, our first Montana Mouthful Community Story was a success! Fifteen people contributed lines for our eerie Halloween tale. Thanks again!

For the next community story, we’ve added a twist: the story happens in two parts.

First, from now until Friday, November 17th, we seek your winter-themed photographs (one per person, please). Submit your photograph in the comments section of this social media post.

After November 17th, MM staff will select one of the photographs and add an opening line as a story starter. Then it’s up to you to add a line to complete the tale. Line submissions will close on Friday, December 15th, and we’ll publish the results on Christmas Eve.

So, let’s get started – send us your winter photos!

Thanks,

MM staff

 

Editor’s Pick: Author – Denis Johnson

Editor’s Pick: Author – Denis Johnson

* One of our aims, aside from showcasing exceptional stories and visual artwork, is to share information from other literary sources. For instance, we might share a story we love, a magazine’s call for submissions, or a helpful service for writers and artists. Not only […]