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!