An Adventure Begins Here

Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry is accepting submissions of essays, stories and artwork for Deep Wild 2, to be published in June 2020. (Submissions for poetry closed on December 31.) We seek creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. Previously published work is welcome. Please click here to read our Guidelines for Submission. Deadline: January 31.

The Deep Wild Undergraduate Student Essay Writing Contest is underway!  Entries will be accepted until March 15. There is no fee to submit. For full details and guidelines, click here.

Our Submittable platform currently allows us to accept up to one hundred submissions per calendar month and no more. The earlier you can send us your work in any given month, the better your chances that it will be received.

The first issue of Deep Wild is now in print.  The volume is 130 pages, and contains the work of 37 writers and three artists, all of them sharing their insights and experiences from the backcountry. It is eminently portable and durable, and printed on 100% recyclable paper.

Scroll down to see the Contents and the Forward. And check out our blog for excerpts from the poems, essays, and stories. We will continue to add one or two each week. And finally, if you love wild places and good words, please consider subscribing to Deep Wild. It travels well.


© 2018 Andie Thrams; Used with permission

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