Classes might be out for summer, but Montana Mouthful is open for submissions for our fifth issue, and the theme is “schooling” (or some variation on “school”). Of course, with such a theme, we expect to receive stories, poems, and images about formal education, ranging […]
The Montana Mouthful “Clowning Around” issue is here! It’s been six months since the publication of our last issue, so we’re thrilled to bring you new stories, poems, and artwork that in some way connect to the idea of clowning around. This was a challenging […]
We are currently working on the layout for Montana Mouthful Issue 4, themed “Clowning Around.” You won’t want to miss the stories, poems, and artwork in this issue, which features actual clowns but also incidents and scenarios that in some way connect to the theme. The scheduled publication date for Issue 4 is April 29th.
In the meantime, winter is slowly releasing its grip on Montana. We are happy for more sunshine and warmer days. Stay tuned and stay warm!
The submission deadline for Montana Mouthful Issue 4 – themed “clowning around” – has been extended by one week. The new deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 20. While we’ll continue to accept submissions in all categories – fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork – we […]
Greetings! We hope everyone had a restful holiday season and a Happy New Year! The staff of Montana Mouthful took a much needed break during the end of 2018, but now we’re back and seeking submissions for our fourth issue, which is scheduled for publication […]
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, Issue 1);
- “Heartbeat” by Jacob Melvin – Fiction – (Vol 1, Issue 1);
- “Peaceful Spaceship Cottage” by Candice Kelsey – Nonfiction – (Vol 1, Issue 2);
- “River Song” by Candy Bedworth – Nonfiction – (Vol 1, Issue 2);
- “Strawberries for Breakfast” by Tim Hatton – Fiction – (Vol 1, Issue 2);
- “Madeline and the Eternal Storm” by Rebecca Khera – Fiction – (Vol 1, Issue 3).
Congratulations to our nominees!
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 […]
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 […]
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 sorrow as we lost one of our editors and founding members, Lisa Huff. We’ve learned many lessons during our initial year of publication, and in 2019, we will be operating as a 501(c)3 nonprofit so that we can continue to publish and raise funds to keep the magazine running.
Our third magazine, the “haunted” issue, will feature many eerie stories, poems, and images. It’s scheduled to publish on October 29, just in time for Halloween. We were thrilled to receive an extraordinary amount of submissions for this issue, and we’re honored that so many writers and artists wish to have their work published in Montana Mouthful. Thank you!
We have also made our final selections for The Montana 406 Flash Fiction contest; check out our website on October 22nd, when we’ll announce the winners!
While we’re busy putting together Issue 3, we encourage you to check out the following “local” literary opportunities:
- The Montana Book Festival will be held next weekend, from September 27 – 30, in downtown Missoula. The festival includes poetry events, readings, panel discussions, and a book fair.
- If you like writing shorts, Cutbank’s “Big Sky, Small Prose: Flash Contest” is open until September 30th. Stories must be 750 words or less, fiction or nonfiction. Check out Cutbank’s submission guidelines page for more information.
Thanks again for your continued support, and we look forward to publishing a spooky issue for the holidays.
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 […]