Deep Wild Journal, entering its fourth year, is the home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. Each summer we produce a high-quality, portable, durable journal that is perfect for your own backcountry journeys, whether they be on foot, by boat, or in your easy chair. The journal is printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper in a durable, compact format. It wants to go camping!
Open for Submissions October 1!
We will be open for regular submissions for our 2022 issue from October 1 to January 1. The submission window for our Graduate Student Essay Contest is January 1 to March 1. Previously published work is welcome. No fees! Check our Submissions Page for complete details and for the link to our Submittable site. And subscribe to our blog or pick up a copy at one of our sale prices to see what kind of work we like!
Fall Sale Underway!
To celebrate the changing of the season, and our Open Reading Period, we are pleased to offer our Fall Sale! Click on a picture below to order!
Deep Wild 2021, for $16 (20% discount) Fifty-one writers from 23 states and four continents take us to their favorite wild places. We journey far afield, to New Zealand, China and South Africa. Stateside, we hike the AT and the PCT, canoe in Alaska and the Everglades, and bushwhack high in the Rockies and deep in the Grand Canyon. Cover art is by Mary Lewis Sheehan. Interior art by Jon Janosik: drawings of wild birds.
Deep Wild 2020, for $8 (60% discount!) The 2020 issue contains 150 pages of creative work by 41 writers and two artists, each of them sharing insights and experiences from the backcountry. Cover art is by Susan Marsh of Jackson, Wyoming, and interior drawings, “Anasazi Artwork,” by Kat Manton-Jones of Tucson.
Double your wild reading! Get both Deep Wild 2020 and 2021 for $22.
All prices include domestic shipping.
Want to get a preview of what the journals hold? Scroll down this page a bit for the Table of Contents and the Foreword for all three issues. Also, subscribe to the Deep Wild blog to read excerpts from the issue (and other wild news of note).
For more ordering options, visit https://deepwildjournal.com/subscribe/ .
Educational Discounts: We are pleased to offer generous student and faculty discounts! For information, visit https://deepwildjournal.com/studentsandteachers
Help Us Stay Afloat!
Excellence has its costs. As a not-for-profit journal which does not charge writers to submit work, we depend on subscriptions and donations for our existence.
Visit our Deep Wild Fundraising page to view a range of options for subscriptions and donations.
We are especially excited about the Deep Wild Bookshelf, which contains books by over a dozen DW contributors and editors. Your donation can entitle you to one or more autographed copies of these works.
If you love wild places and good words, please consider supporting our cause—and forwarding this message to others who share the same love. Thank you, and happy hiking, paddling, climbing, skiing, and being in the places you love best!
Deep Wild 2021: Foreword and Contents
Deep Wild Books
We are excited to announce the publication of the first title under our Deep Wild Books imprint:
Three White Pelicans: Stories for Stephanie and Deirdre
by Stephen Lottridge
In nine delicately observed, often lyric stories set mostly in the open spaces of western Wyoming, Stephen Lottridge leads us through the challenges, humor, pain and joy of fatherhood, especially after divorce. This book pays tribute to the ultimate value of adventure, unshakable love and fidelity in the raising of daughters.
94 pages, 5×8 paperback, $12.00
Deep Wild 2020: Foreword and Contents
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 $30 plus $4 shipping. The volume is 130 pages, and contains the work of 37 writers and three artists. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
Scroll down to see the Contents and the Forward.