Submissions are now closed for the inaugural issue of Deep Wild Journal. 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. It takes time to create a journal from scratch, and we are committed to doing it right–at the same time that we are fulfilling our other obligations and pursuing our multiple passions in this busy and too-short life. But please stay tuned; we have received a large amount of excellent material, and it will be worth the wait!

A few notes to those who have sent us work for Issue One:

  • Thank you for thinking of us. We have received work  from writers all around the United States and from many other countries as well. We value your interest and your input, and are committed to giving our close attention to all the work we received.
  • Response time: We will strive to respond to all submissions within six weeks after our submissions window closes. If you do not hear from us after that time, feel free to query at
  • Please let us know at once if your work is accepted elsewhere and is no longer available. You may withdraw your work on the Green Submissions website or via email at
  • If your work is selected, we ask for the right to publish it in our print journal and also possibly on-line. You retain of course all rights to your work. If it has been previously published, you will be asked to provide proof of permission.
  • Payment: Contributors will receive one copy of the journal in which their work appears, and a 40% discount on additional copies. 
  • About Green Submissions. Please note that you may occasionally receive an automated email announcing “change of status” of your manuscript. This simply indicates that your submission is working its way through our system. The Green Submissions platform may not be as user-friendly as Submittable, but it is free to use, which translates to no-fee submissions for you. That’s the way we like it!

Thanks again!