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What’s Happening Lately?

Greetings Montana Mouthful followers! It’s been almost one year since we launched Montana Mouthful literary magazine, and it was a year of great joy as we will have published three outstanding issues by the close of 2018. However, it was also a year of great […]

Seeking Submissions for Issue 3 and a Flash Fiction Contest

Seeking Submissions for Issue 3 and a Flash Fiction Contest

Greetings! On Monday, we published the second issue of Montana Mouthful, themed “secrets.” If you’ve not yet seen this fantastic issue, you can read it on ISSUU for free, or you can purchase digital and print copies on MagCloud. Now that Issue 2 is out, we’re seeking submissions […]

Issue 2 of Montana Mouthful is Live!

Issue 2 of Montana Mouthful is Live!

We are happy to announce the publication of Montana Mouthful’s second issue, themed “secrets.” Once again, we received a variety of powerful stories and images that in some way connect to the idea of secrets. This issue also includes poetry and the debut of a new, regular feature that showcases stories written by students who are currently taking intensive English classes at The Shop University, a nonprofit located in downtown Helena that specializes in ESL training and instruction. Also included in Issue 2 is a tribute to our dear friend and co-editor, Lisa Huff. It’s been a season of ups and downs for the staff of Montana Mouthful, but we are happy to deliver another issue that we think you’ll enjoy on so many levels.

As always, we sincerely thank all of the writers and artists who’ve submitted work to us for this issue. In the upcoming weeks, we’ll highlight the writers and artists featured in Issue 2 on our social media outlets. Stay tuned to learn more about these talented individuals. 

Now, let’s get to the nitty gritty:

Montana Mouthful’s “Secrets” Issue can be read for free on ISSUU.

If you’d like to own a copy of issue 2, you can purchase digital and print copies on MagCloud.

Feel free to share the following “secrets” with your friends, family, and the greater world.

Thank you and enjoy,

The Montana Mouthful Editors

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 […]

Making Time for Your Writing or Art in Four Easy Steps

Making Time for Your Writing or Art in Four Easy Steps

  I have a confession. Many writers and artists struggle to find time to practice their craft. But not me. Of course, it’s not because I’m an efficient time manager who operates on a set routine. No, it’s quite the opposite. You see, my life […]

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 an email with a list of deadlines for the following month. You can join Literistic for free and receive their monthly “shortlist.” However, for an annual fee, you can join Literistic’s “long list,” which includes 30-40% more information and the ability to customize your search. If you love to write and wish to be published but struggle with tracking submission deadlines for various publications, you’ll find Literistic’s monthly email helpful and comprehensive. I joined Literistic’s “long list” in 2016, and I continue to use it.

So, what’s the scoop on Literistic’s “Friends Program”?

Literistic has provided Montana Mouthful with our own link. The link can be found on our Partners page. If you click through to Literistic using this link, and if you choose to sign up for their annual or patron subscription, Montana Mouthful will receive $15. So, joining Literistic is not only a great way to stay informed and organized as a writer, but it’s also a way you can support our literary magazine. 

Please check out the link and consider purchasing an annual subscription to support our literary dream!

Stick with Us

Stick with Us

Thank you   During our two months of launch mania, we have been humbled and energized by the fans of our fledgling magazine and the writers and artists who’ve already submitted work. We want to personally thank our early supporters who pasted our Montana Mouthful stickers […]