Deep Wild 2023 will hit the trails in June!
On skis and snowshoes, by boot and boat, in open water or at the ends of ropes, by night or day, in all four seasons, in searing sun or drenching rain…the adventurer-writers whose work is featured in Deep Wild 2023 take us to all extremes. Also featured in Deep Wild 2023 is full-color artwork by Tucson watercolorist Kat Manton-Jones and a portfolio of pen-and-ink drawings from the Colorado Plateau by Margaret Pettis.
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Deep Wild Journal, now entering its fifth 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!
Our Spring Sale continues!
Well-made words from wild places: That’s what each issue of Deep Wild Journal holds– 150+ pages of stories, essays, and poems by dozens of writers, in celebration of and in defense of places where there are no roads. Please consider giving Deep Wild to your wilderness-loving compadres, or to yourself. See deepwildjournal.com/subscribe for ordering options and current sales.
To view the cover, contents, and foreword for each issue, keep scrolling!
We are now closed for submissions for our 2023 issue.
Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry is now closed for submissions for our 2023 Issue, to be published next June. Thank you to all who sent us work. We are happily busy reading and conversing about the hundreds of submissions we received, and slowly but surely assembling a collection of well-made wild words. Stay tuned for more news!
About our 2022 issue:
The 2022 issue of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry offers our largest gathering yet of writing inspired by places where there are no roads, by 25 poets, 6 fiction writers, and 20 essayists—including the winners of the Deep Wild Graduate Student Essay Contest. Also featured is a portfolio of multi-media work by California-based artist Andie Thrams. The cover art is by Utah artist Bessann Swanson. Scroll down a bit to read the Foreword and Table of Contents. To claim your copy at our Holiday Sale discount, and to check out our bargain bundles, visit our Subscribe/Support page.
Deep Wild 2023: Foreword and Contents
Deep Wild 2022: Foreword and Contents
Deep Wild 2021: Foreword and Contents
The Table of Contents and Foreword for DW 2020 and 2019 can be found farther down this page, but first, have a look at
Two New Titles from Deep Wild Press
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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!
Deep Wild 2019: Foreword and Contents
The 2019 issue of Deep Wild Journal has nearly sold out, but a few copies are still available, for $40 plus $4 shipping. The volume is 130 pages, and contains the work of 37 writers and three artists. Contact email@example.com to request a copy.
© 2018 Andie Thrams; Used with permission
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