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 issue is “Secrets,” and submissions have been rolling in. We’re excited to showcase more short fiction, nonfiction, and artwork plus poetry and a new, local feature that we’ll discuss soon. If you’d like to submit, the deadline is May 2, 2018.We’re also accepting submissions for our first flash fiction contest, Montana(406).  Meanwhile, behind the scenes, we’re developing a few local events, so stay tuned for more information during the upcoming months. As always, we appreciate everyone’s support, readership, and creative contributions.

Speaking of creative contributions, we’ve started a new series on our Instagram page called, “Book Reading, Pet Feeding.” How many of you are avid readers and pet owners? If so, how often do you find yourself in the following situation: you’ve just settled down with a book and one of your favorite snacks when, from over your shoulder (or from your lap or your feet), you sense the presence of a furry friend? It might look similar to this:

This photograph captures Greta’s (black lab) response to my question, “Are you here for a story from Idries Shah’s, Tales of the Dervishes, or are you here for the dried mango?” (Clearly, the food.)

So, if you’re an Instagramer, book lover, and pet owner, please join the fun by:

  • capturing a photograph similar to the one shown;
  • posting the photo to your IG page and include a) the title and author of the book or magazine you’re reading, and b) what your pet is eating (or would like to eat);
  • including the hashtags #MontanaMouthful, #bookreading, and #petfeeding in your post, so we can follow along.

From time to time, we’ll select a winning photograph and share it on our social media outlets.

Until next time, happy reading, writing, and creating,