February 15 is the deadline to submit artwork to Deep Wild Journal: Writing from the Backcountry, to be considered for our Summer 2022 issue!   The mission of Deep Wild Journal is to provide a home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. Thus, the artwork we are interested in will focus on the natural world, not the human one. The human element, if present, should be minor.

“Desert Tortoise” by Kat Manton-Jones, from her “Anasazi Artwork” portfolio,
Deep Wild 2020.

Specifically, we need eight to ten black and white drawings for a single-artist portfolio, and a reproduction of a color painting for our cover. For this issue, we are especially interested in cover art that depicts a desert landscape; however, we welcome depictions of any wild places. The b&w drawings may focus on any aspect of the natural world, animal, vegetable or mineral. Submit up to five color images for the cover and up to eight black and white images for the interior pages. Please note: At this time we are not considering photographs or digitally altered photographs.​ For complete guidelines, click here.

The first three covers of Deep Wild Journal, with artwork copyrighted by
Andie Thrams, Mary Lewis Sheehan, and Susan Marsh.

Please familiarize yourself with the kind of artwork we favor by perusing our website, archive, and blog, or by purchasing a back issue of the journal. Our Holiday Sale is currently in progress. See deepwildjournal.com

The deadline for submitting artwork is February 15, 2022. Send work using our Submittable portal, at https://deepwildjournal.submittable.com/submit

Payment: Contributing artists will receive an honorarium of $50, five copies of the journal in which their artwork appears, and a 50% discount on additional copies.

We look forward to seeing your work!

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