The Whistle Pig, a Southwestern Idaho literary journal published annually by the Mountain Home Arts Council, is now accepting writing and art submissions for its twelfth volume, which will be published in Fall 2020. The journal seeks original short stories, poems, memoir, personal musings, drama, song lyrics, and other short literary pieces; it also features a variety of visual art such as drawings, paintings, and photography.

SPECIAL THEME: The Desert—the landscape, the outdoors, the adventures, the beauty, and the stories and art that Idaho inspires. Non-Fiction, Interviews, Memoir, Stories, Poems, Song Lyrics, Visual Art & More celebrating our home state! The special theme is meant for inspiration purposes, and while we are particularly interested with Idaho settings, Idaho characters, and Idaho authors, we consider every piece submitted on any theme.

DEADLINE: All entries must be submitted by Monday, May 4, 2020. Those selected for publication will receive one complimentary copy.

Email submissions to with subject “The Whistle Pig submission.”

Art work may also be submitted to Patti Hamaishi at P & C Plumbing or Brenda Raub at the Mountain Home High School.

*Include a cover sheet with a brief biography (approximately 50 words), name, address, email, and phone number.
*Prose: no more than 5,000 words, double spaced.
*Poetry: Three pages or 1,200 words, appropriate spacing.
*Font size: 12 pt., Times New Roman.
*Include, in the upper-right-hand corner, a header on each page stating title and page number (please no name; submissions are judged anonymously).
*All writing must be original and production ready. The editorial committee reserves the right to make small adjustments in the writing such as spelling, punctuation and usage.
*Visual Art should be no more than 8 1/2 by 11 inches. The work will be published in black and white except on the cover. The selection committee for these works will be members of the Visual Arts Guild.

For more information contact:
Chris DeVore
Editor, The Whistle Pig, a Southwestern Idaho Literary Journal
Executive Director, Mountain Home Arts Council
(208) 587-3706