The  mission of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry is to provide a forum for the best writing we can find that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of backcountry journeys. By “backcountry,” we mean away from paved roads, preferably more than a day’s journey by foot, skis, snowshoes, kayak, horse, or any other non-motorized means of conveyance. We are open to a wide spectrum of work, from the personal to the political.

Deep Wild will be published annually in portable, pocket-sized editions. Selections may also be published on our website in addition to the physical publication.

Submissions are now closed for the inaugural issue of Deep Wild. For updates on future calls for submissions and other Deep Wild news, please like us on Facebook, or subscribe to the Deep Wild blog or to our Twitter feed @deepwildjournal.

We anticipate that the first issue of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry will be released in late summer.