Artists, do you have a portfolio of themed black and white drawings from nature? If so, the editors of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry would love to view your work for possible inclusion in our 2023 issue, to be published in June. The subject matter could be pinecones, flowers, insects, sea shells, birds, fish, reptiles, trees—anything wild. Keep scrolling for sample illustrations from recent issues of Deep Wild

We are looking for a family of eight-to-ten thematically-linked images. The medium could be pencil, pen-and-ink, reproductions of wood-cuts: no color, and no photographs.

This call is open until March 31, but please send work as soon as you are able, via our Submittable portal, at Please read and follow the additional important guidelines you will find there.

From the “Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot” (WTF) portfolio
copyright 2022 by Andie Thrams in Deep Wild 2022

Artwork should be a high resolution image of at least 300 dpi, formatted in JPEG, TIFF, SVG, GIF, PNG, or PDF. Whatever image format, the resolution must be high enough to ensure accurate representation of the artwork in print.

Payment: The contributing artist will receive a modest honorarium of $50, five copies of the journal in which their artwork appears, and a 50% discount on additional copies.

From “Anasazi Animals” by Kat Manton Jones
in the 2020 issue of Deep Wild Journal

Before submitting, please take some time to familiarize yourself with the artwork published in our first four issues. Our blog and archive have images of the black and white portfolios we have featured within the journal. Back issues of Deep Wild are also available at discounted prices at

We are looking forward to considering your work.

from the “Wild Birds” portfolio by Jon Janosik in the 2021 issue of Deep Wild.

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