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In response to coronavirus-related disruptions in higher ed, the deadline for submissions to the Deep Wild 2020 Undergraduate Student Essay Contest has been extended until March 31.

Perhaps you are a student whose intention to polish and submit an essay was derailed by this disruption. Or perhaps you suddenly find yourself with more time on your hands than a student at mid-semester has ever had. You have two extra weeks to put to use to shape up some well-made words for the wild.

We seek work that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of backcountry journeys. We are open to a wide range of carefully-crafted work, both personal and political (however you construe that word).  The length limit is 3,000 words.

There is no fee to submit. Up to three essays will be chosen for publication in the 2020 issue of Deep Wild Journal, and the authors will receive cash awards of $100 and five copies of the journal.

Visit our library to read essays published in Deep Wild 2019. Click here for the contest guidelines.

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