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? Simple curiosity? Or perhaps you have to relocate for work, family, or pleasure? And once on the road, what mishaps/miracles/unexpected events occur? We’re looking for great road trip stories, essays, poems, or unique photographs/artwork. As always, we’re less interested in anecdotes and more interested in stories full of tension.  

Submissions for this trippin’ issue will open June 25, 2021 and close on August 31, 2021.  Our plan is to publish the “Road Trip” issue on October 25, 2021.

Furthermore, we’re going to run a contest. Keep your eyes open for contest information later this summer. Winners will be published in the Road Trip issue.  Again, we’ll post those details at a later date, so keep checking our social media platforms so you can participate.

Please review our submission guidelines carefully. We do not accept any prose over 2,000 words nor poetry over 1,000 words. We are currently a non-paying market.  

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 3-4 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!