Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry, now in its third year, is the home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. The journal is printed on 100% recycled paper in a durable, compact format. It wants to go camping! If you love wild places and good words, please consider supporting our mission with a subscription for yourself and/or a wilderness-loving friend. Thanks, and happy hiking!

Cover image by Mary Lewis Sheehan

Pre-Order the 2021 issue of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry. In Deep Wild 2021, due out this June, fifty-three writers from 23 states and four continents take us to their favorite wild places. We journey far afield, to New Zealand, China and South Africa. Stateside, we hike the AT and the PCT, canoe in Alaska and the Everglades, and bushwhack high in the Rockies and deep down in the Grand Canyon. The journal is printed in a durable, compact format, perfect for your outdoor adventures! $20, domestic shipping included.

To order your copy of Deep Wild 2021, click here:

The 2020 issue of Deep Wild is still available at a 25% discount. That’s $15.00, domestic shipping included. 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.

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Order both the 2020 and 2021 issues for $35.

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How to order: Click on any of the Buy Now links for a secure credit card or PayPal transaction. Alternatively, you can send a check or money order to Deep Wild Journal c/o Rick Kempa, 2309 Broadway, Grand Junction, CO 81507

More on Gift Subscriptions. If you would like to give a gift subscription to Deep Wild Journal, simply click on one of the links above to complete your order, and change the shipping address to that of the recipient. You can do this more than once for separate recipients. We will include a handsome personalized card with each gift order, unless you prefer not.

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Manuscript Consultation. Founding editor Rick Kempa also offers twelve hours of consultation on manuscripts of poetry and non-fiction, for $250, proceeds which he will donate to Deep Wild. For more information and for references, please contact him at

Your support is crucial to our success. We depend on subscriptions and donations for our existence. We do not charge writers to submit their work, nor do we solicit ads. The editors—wilderness-lovers all—receive no compensation other than the satisfaction of ushering the journal into print. If you too are a lover of wild places and good words, please consider a subscription for yourself and/or a friend, or a donation. Thanks!

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