An Adventure Begins Here

Deep Wild Holiday Sale under way!  To celebrate the holiday season and show our thanks to you, all subscriptions to Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry are 20% off for a limited time! To take advantage of this sale, please visit our subscription page.

Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry is currently accepting submissions of poetry, essays, stories and artwork for Deep Wild 2, to be published in June 2020. We seek creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. There is no fee to submit, and previously published work is welcome. Please click here to read our Guidelines for Submission.

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.

Also, we are pleased to announce the 2020 Undergraduate Student Essay Writing Contest, which will be open for submissions from January 15 to March 15. For full details and guidelines, click here.

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. Our Holiday Sale is currently underway–20% off all subscriptions!


© 2018 Andie Thrams; Used with permission

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