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. Now in its second year, the journal is an independent, not-for-profit venture, published annually each summer.

We especially welcome work by student writers. Each year, we sponsor a no-fee student contest. The contest for our 2021 issue is for undergraduate student poetry. Our contest in the following year will be for graduate students.

The 2020 issue of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry contains work by 41 writers and two artists, each of them sharing insights and experiences from the backcountry. The Table of Contents and the Foreword can be seen on the homepage.

The journal is printed on 100% recyclable French Speckletone paper, with a four-color cover.  It is perfect-bound, and measures 6×8. The 2020 issue is 154 pages in length.

To add the journal to your library’s collection, click on one of the options below. Our PayPal link takes credit cards. Alternatively, If you require a different method of payment, simply email us at, and we will send you an invoice, along with your first issue. Our mailing address is 2309 Broadway, Grand Junction, CO 81507. Thank you.

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(cover art by Susan Marsh)