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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 […]

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 one of our co-founders and co-editors, Lisa Huff. During the end of 2017, Lisa was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. She approached the cancer as she approached so many things in life, with bravery and grace, but sadly Lisa died on May 25, 2018. Of course, we are devastated to have lost the companionship of such a creative, vibrant woman, one who was always brimming with stories and laughter.

In honor of our friend, Issue 2 will include a tribute to Lisa, and although words alone can never fully express who she was, two of our editors have written beautiful tributes. In Holly Alastra’s opening Letter from the Editor, she writes of Lisa, [she] endured her diagnosis with as much hope and optimism as a person possibly could. Her positive attitude in the face of her own mortality awed me. Included in Stacy Collette’s dedication are these lines, One of the most consistent elements Lisa brought to our meetings was her indomitable spirit. She would walk into the house with a smile and quip from the day, and she exuded so much life as she offered constructive feedback, interpretation of unfinished works, and ways to run the business of Montana Mouthful.

As we transition our thoughts to the upcoming publication of Issue 2, we hope you will join us in keeping Lisa’s spirit alive by meeting life bravely with a creative and joyful spirit.



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 […]

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 and submitted work for our debut issue.

Inside, you’ll travel through a variety of stories and images that represent a “first” in some capacity. Joy and sadness exist within these pages: first loves, first losses, and a range of firsts in between.

Montana Mouthful’s “Firsts” Issue can be read for free here.

If you’d like to own a copy of the issue, you can purchase digital and print copies here.

Feel free to share the “firsts” with your friends and loved ones! Since we’re a fledgling magazine, let us know what you think of the issue, as we’re excited to get your feedback.

Thank you and enjoy,

The Montana Mouthful Editors

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 […]

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 onto water bottles, cars, binders, and shop windows.

This is the community we hoped to create by launching this new endeavor.

So, thank you! We hope that you’ll continue to talk about Montana Mouthful and to share your artistic expressions with us. We look forward to displaying some great work in our debut issue, which will arrive in February 2018.

Remember, the submission deadline is December 15th!

Current Sticky Supporters

Sheri Kosena

Jack Carlson

Laurie Harmon

Nate Cummings

Bob Swaney

Cara Swaney

Meg Swaney

Debby O’Neil

Penny Whiteford Pass

Michelle Lutey

Mark Piskolich

Ed Tinsley

Christian Mackay

J.P. Crowley

Melody McDonough

Carla Anderson

Somer VanLith

Meg Munden

Collette Hanson

Peg Hasner

Linda Ganno

Wes Divine

Winter Community Story

Winter Community Story

If you missed it, our first Montana Mouthful Community Story was a success! Fifteen people contributed lines for our eerie Halloween tale. Thanks again! For the next community story, we’ve added a twist: the story happens in two parts. First, from now until Friday, November […]