Over 120 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, lists 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 shipping. This is in addition to the Multiple Copies Contributor’s Discount for the issue in which your work appears. Scroll below to link to our secure PayPal service, which also accepts credit cards. You may also send a check to Deep Wild Journal, 2309 Broadway, Grand Junction, CO 81507

Scroll down a bit farther to Post-Pandemic Planning for a first glimpse of what we hope and expect to undertake a bit down trail: regional Deep Wild readings and a book contest for contributors. We will be updating this page periodically as plans take shape.


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 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.


Deep Wild 2019 Collector’s Edition Less than ten copies remain of the 2019 issue of Deep Wild Journal, featuring the wilderness-inspired work of thirty-seven writers and three artists. Cover art by Andie Thrams. Full-color insert of an illustrated journal from the Arizona Trail by Kat Manton-Jones. Interior drawings by Heidi Elizabeth Blankenship. Price: $30, domestic shipping included.


Multiple Copies Contributor’s Discount

You are entitled to multiple copies of the issue in which your work appears at the 40% discount. To place an order for multiple copies, click on the relevant link above (2021 or 2020) and enter the number of copies you would like. Postage rates will automatically adjust with your order. (2019 contributors, we’re sorry that this rate does not apply.) Email us at deepwildorders@gmail.com with any questions or problems.


Post-Pandemic Planning

Once such things become practicable and comfortable again, we will begin sponsoring Regional Deep Wild Readings, in which you will be invited to participate. We are also in the formative stages of planning a Contributors’ Book Competition, in which we solicit manuscripts from contributors and select one for publication in our Deep Wild Books imprint, which is just getting underway. You will be given plenty of notice about this and other opportunities as they arise.


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

Thanks for 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. This will be particularly helpful in May, when we are holding a fund-raising/subscription drive to offset the costs of Deep Wild 2021.