It’s not easy to decide amongst excellence, but after due deliberation, the editors of Deep Wild Journal are pleased to nominate the following pieces from our 2022 issue for the Pushcart Prize:


“25 Bears,” by Marc Beaudin

“November Migration,” by Wally Swist


Goodbye, Steve,” by David Pratt

“Buried,” by Edmond Stevens


“Hooters,” by Laura Girardeau

“Out in the Woods,” by Bret Serbin

Congrats to these six writers, and a warm thanks to all of our contributors for sharing their work.

And thanks to California artist Andi Thrams, whose images are seen above and throughout the 2022 issue of Deep Wild Journal. To learn more about this exceptional artist, visit

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