An Adventure Begins Here

Deep Wild Journal is now closed for general submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for our 2021 issue. Our thanks go out to all of you who entrusted your work to us. We are engaged in the exciting activity of reading and discussing your work, and in the not-so-easy task of deciding what we are able to use. We expect you will hear back from us no later than March 15.

We are still open for entries to our 2021 Undergraduate Poetry Contest, and will remain so until March 1.  Students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies are invited to send us their best single poem of up to 70 lines that is backcountry infused and inspired. There is no fee to submit, and winners will receive cash prizes. Here are our important contest guidelines.

Submissions must be true to our mission, to provide a home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads, in order to stand a chance.


Deep Wild Journal’s Early Spring Sale is in progress. For $17 postage included, you and your wilderness-loving friends can enjoy 150 pages of creative work by 41 writers and two artists, each of them sharing insights and experiences from the backcountry. The journal is printed on 100% recyclable paper in a durable, compact format. It wants to go camping!

Multi-year subscriptions are also on sale: two years for $33, and three for $45, postage paid to anywhere in the United States. We will be glad to include a handsome personalized gift card.

To place an order, visit Our secure PayPal site accepts credit cards, and you can also order via US Mail. For international rates or with other questions, email deepwildorders@gmail.comStudent and faculty discounts are also available.


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Scroll down to see the Table of Contents and the Foreword for our current issue. And check out our blog for excerpts from the poems, essays, and stories. We will adding at least one each week.

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If you love wild places and good words, please consider supporting our mission—to provide a home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads—with a subscription for yourself and/or a friend. We are a not-for-profit enterprise with an all-volunteer staff.  Thanks, and happy hiking!


The 2019 issue of Deep Wild Journal has nearly sold out, but a few copies are still available, for $16 plus $4 shipping. The volume is 130 pages, and contains the work of 37 writers and three artists. Contact to request a copy.

Scroll down to see the Contents and the Forward.

© 2018 Andie Thrams; Used with permission
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