Over 160 writers and artists have shared the gift of their work with readers of Deep Wild Journal since our inception in 2019, and we heartily thank all of you for your contributions. We consider you permanent members of the Deep Wild community, and this Contributors’ Page, our way of giving back, describes opportunities and benefits you are entitled to.

First and foremost, we now offer a 50% Contributor’s Discount for All Issues on a single copy of any issue, past, present, and future, if available. That’s $8, plus $4 for domestic shipping. This is in addition to the Multiple Copies Contributor’s Discount for the issue in which your work appears. (If you live outside the U.S., email us for special rates.))

Scroll down to find the links for ordering issues at our Contributor’s Discount. Our secure PayPal service accepts credit cards. You may also send a check to Deep Wild Journal, 2309 Broadway, Grand Junction, CO 81507

Scroll down a bit farther down for info on how to take advantage of your Multiple Copies Contributor’s Discount.


Contributor Discounts for All Issues!

As a past or present contributor to Deep Wild Journal, you are eligible for a 50% Contributor’s Discount for a single copy of all issues of the journal, past, present, and future, so long as supplies last. That’s $8.00, plus $4.00 shipping and handling to anywhere in the United States. (The offer does not include Deep Wild 2019, which is only available as a collector’s issue.) If you are already current subscriber, you can use this discount for an additional issue or apply it to a renewal. International writers, contact us for rates. Click on one of the links below to place an order.

Deep Wild 2022 In the 2022 issue of Deep Wild Journal, fifty-one writers invite us to go skiing, canoeing, rock-climbing, mountaineering, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing, horseback riding,
swimming, long-distance running, and, especially, hiking. This issue also features winners of the Deep Wild Graduate Student Essay Contest and a portfolio of multi-media work by California-based artist Andie Thrams. The cover image is by Utah artist Bessann Swanson. 

Deep Wild 2021   Fifty-three writers from 23 states and four continents take us to their favorite wild places. We journey far afield, to New Zealand, China, Iceland, and South Africa. Stateside, we hike the AT and the PCT, canoe in Alaska and the Everglades, bushwhack high in the Rockies and deep in the Grand Canyon. The cover image, “Trail to the Light,”  is by Mary Lewis Sheehan and interior drawings, “Avian Gallery,” by Jon Janosik.


Deep Wild 2020  The 2020 issue contains 150 pages of creative work by 41 writers and two artists, each of them sharing insights and experiences from the backcountry. Cover art is by Susan Marsh of Jackson, Wyoming, and interior drawings, “Anasazi Artwork,” by Kat Manton-Jones of Tucson. Also featured is the winner of the 2020 Undergraduate Student Poetry Contest.

Bundling Options

Deep Wild 2020 and 2022, $18 postage paid

Deep Wild 2021 and 2022, $18 postage paid

Deep Wild 2020, 2021 and 2022, $25 postage paid

Multiple Copies Contributor’s Discount

You are entitled to multiple copies of the issue in which your work appears at the 50% discount, supplies permitting. To place an order for multiple copies, simply email us at deepwildorders@gmail.com with your request, and we will send you an invoice. (2019 contributors, we’re sorry that contributor copies are no longer available.)

And finally, thanks! We value you–and need you.

We appreciate anything you can do to spread the word about Deep Wild Journal to like-minded lovers of wild places and good words. We are a not-for-profit enterprise that depends on subscriptions and donations for our existence. Forwarding our social media posts–Facebook, Blog, Twitter, and Instagram–is one good way to help. Purchasing a gift subscription for a friend or making a one-time donation (see link below) are others.

Our goal each year is to expand the Deep Wild vision in some new ways–and to pay our bills. In 2022, we awards $600 in prize money to three students in our annual no-fee Student Writing Contest and, for the first time, paid our artists. We also added about 20 pages of wild writing, compared to DW 2021. And despite rising postage and production costs, we have kept our price for the journal the same.