Montana Mouthful seeks work for its “Lost and Found” issue!

Montana Mouthful seeks work for its “Lost and Found” issue!

So many things can be lost and found: ideas, material items, relationships, and more. We often experience great sorrow at the loss of something, only to experience great joy at its finding. However, the opposite is also true – something one wishes to lose is found again and again through bad habits or coincidence or even poor luck. “Lost and Found” also applies to those catch-all baskets, lockers, and boxes that house miscellaneous items left by individuals in various places. What does “Lost and Found” mean to you, and how can you present it in a short story, essay, poem, or artwork? We can’t wait to find out, so tighten your thinking caps and spread the word.

Submissions will be open from Monday, November 1, 2021 through Monday, January 3, 2022. We aim to publish the “Lost and Found” issue on Monday, February 21, 2022.

Remember writers, we’re looking for work that’s full of tension. Strive for something more than a description or punch-line ending. Artists and photographers, we look forward to seeing what you come up with for this somewhat challenging theme.

As a reminder: Montana Mouthful is a non-paying market. At this time, we cannot compensate you for your work, and this includes sending contributors a print-on-demand copy. We completely understand if this is a deal-breaker for you and you choose not to send us work; we just want to be clear.

Our Submission page has the links and information you need. Emailed submissions will not be accepted.

We can’t wait to see what comes our way in the “lost and found” department!

Good luck from the Montana Mouthful team.