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And now for our 2018 Pushcart Prize Nominees…

And now for our 2018 Pushcart Prize Nominees…

During our inaugural year of publication, we received many outstanding works of short fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. Now, it’s our pleasure to announce Montana Mouthful’s nominations for the 2018 Pushcart Prize. “Once Upon a Time” by Rich Furman – Nonfiction – (Vol 1, […]

Montana Mouthful “Haunting” Issue is Live!

Montana Mouthful “Haunting” Issue is Live!

Issue 3 is here, and it’s full of eerie stories, poems, and images submitted by some very talented writers and artists. The issue also includes the winners of our Montana (406) Flash Fiction contest as well as a nonfiction essay written by one of The Shop […]

Montana (406) Flash Fiction Contest Winners!

Montana (406) Flash Fiction Contest Winners!

The staff of Montana Mouthful extend a big sky thank you to everyone who entered our Montana (406) Flash Fiction Contest. (406) is Montana’s area code, so for this flash fiction contest, we asked writers to send us a story that fulfilled two criteria: the story had to be exactly 406 words (not including the title), and the word “Montana” had to be included somewhere in the piece. This was no easy writing challenge; the brevity and conditions made it difficult indeed.

Now, without further ado, we’re pleased to announce the winners!

  • First Place goes to Robert Briwa for his story, “No Exit, Montana.” Robert receives $125 and a print copy of Issue 3.
  • Second Place goes to T.L. Sherwood for her story, “The Weight.” T.L. receives $75 and a print copy of Issue 3.
  • Third Place goes to Julie Reeser for her story, “Discovery.” She receives $25 and a print copy of Issue 3.

The winning stories will be included in Montana Mouthful Issue 3, which will be published next Monday, October 29th.  Once Issue 3 is live, we will share the links where you can read the issue for free or where you can purchase digital and print copies.

Congratulations to our winners, and we look forward to sharing their flash fiction stories with you next Monday!

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 […]