The  mission of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry is to provide a home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. We seek work that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of backcountry adventures by foot, skis, snowshoes, kayak, horse, or any other non-motorized means.

Our print editions are sized to be portable and easily packable and made to be durable and visually intriguing.  Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry is printed on beautiful Speckletone paper that is 100% recycled and acid-free.

Our 2020 issue is available for order now and should arrive at your home within ten days, ready to join you on your next adventure.

Rick Kempa, Founder & Nonfiction Editor         RickThmb

          Heidi Blankenship, Poetry Editor            HeidiThumbnail

                         John Yohe, Fiction Editor            johnyoheTHMB

Shelby Newsom, Associate Editor          This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is shelby-newsom-smaller-1.jpeg

Dave Gutierrez, Graphic Designer           DaveBioThmb

Brad McGinty, Managing Editor              bradmcgintythmb