An Adventure Begins Here

On Mt. Baker, photo by Rick Kempa

Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry, your home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads, is gearing up for 2021 and beyond with a Spring Subscription Drive and Fundraiser.

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.

We are excited by our soon-to-be released 2021 issue, in which fifty-three 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 down in the Grand Canyon. The issue also contains winning entries of our 2021 Undergraduate Poetry Writing Contest.

In Escalante Canyon Narrows, photo by Rick Jurgen
Chatooga River in Flood, photo by John Manuel

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. This Spring we are hoping to raise $2500 to fund operations for the coming year.

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!


cover image by Mary Lewis Sheehan

We are excited to present the cover for the 2021 issue of Deep Wild. The image, an oil-on-canvas painting by Mary Lewis Sheehan of rural New Hampshire, is titled “Trail to the Light,”  and depicts a favorite wild place of hers on Monhegan Island, Maine.

In Deep Wild 2021, due out this June, fifty-three 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 down in the Grand Canyon. The journal is printed in a durable, compact format, perfect for your outdoor adventures! $20, domestic shipping included.

To order your copy of the 2021 issue, visit deepwildjournal.com/subscribe/.  


Cover image by Susan Marsh

The 2020 issue of Deep Wild is still available at a 25% discount. That’s $15.00, domestic shipping included. 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.

To order your copy of Deep Wild 2020, visit deepwildjournal.com/subscribe/.  

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.com Student and faculty discounts are also available.

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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.

ISBN: 978-0-9889694-9-0
94 pages, 5×8 paperback, $12.00

Click here to order a copy.

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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!

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The 2019 issue of Deep Wild Journal has nearly sold out, but a few copies are still available, for $20 plus $4 shipping. The volume is 130 pages, and contains the work of 37 writers and three artists. Contact deepwildorders@gmail.com to request a copy.

Scroll down to see the Contents and the Forward.

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© 2018 Andie Thrams; Used with permission
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