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Montana Mouthful seeks short fiction/nonfiction, poetry, and artwork submissions for its next issue, and this time the theme is “The Great Outdoors.” 

In Janet Burroway's Writing Fiction, she divides conflict into six basic types, one of which is Man versus Nature. For this issue, we're looking for stories, essays, poems, and artwork that prominently feature nature in some regard. Perhaps the main character gets lost in the wilderness during a blizzard; perhaps a hurricane threatens an island village; perhaps your poem is about a journey through a jungle; perhaps you paint images of active volcanoes; perhaps you have photographs of picturesque mountaintops or lush meadows full of wildlife. 

This is a very broad theme, so let your imagination roam. We’re always pleasantly surprised by the variations on the themes, and we expect nothing different with this call for new work. 

Submissions are open from February 17, 2020 – April 6, 2020. We aim to publish "The Great Outdoors” Issue on May 18, 2020. Please review our submission guidelines carefully. We do not accept any prose over 2,000 words nor poetry over 1,000 words. 

Submissions are read and judged blindly, so please DO NOT put your name on the piece itself.

You are encouraged to submit a short biography. Bios must be written in third person and should be no longer than 3-5 sentences. You are also encouraged to share your personal websites and/or social media pages, so we can help promote your work.

Here is a link to our Submittable page. Good luck from the Montana Mouthful team!

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.