Become a Deep Wild reader and supporter!

The 2020 issue of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry is on sale for 20% 0ff. That’s $16, mailed anywhere in the United States. The issue contains 150 pages of creative work by 41 writers and two artists, each of them sharing insights and experiences from the backcountry. It is printed on 100% recyclable paper in a durable, compact format. It wants to go camping! If you love wild places and good words, please consider supporting our mission, to provide a home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads.

Deep Wild also makes a great gift for your wilderness-loving friends. The $16 sale price applies for any number of issues.

Click on the link below for a safe credit card transaction:

Sale! One year for $16.         

Alternatively, you can send a check or money order to:

Deep Wild Journal c/o Rick Kempa
2309 Broadway
Grand Junction, CO 81507


Subscriptions mailed to an address in the U.S. are as follows with shipping included:

Sale! One year for $16         

 Two years for $35       

 Three years for $45    

NEW OFFERING: “One for You, One for a Friend” $35. NOTE: since mailing to two addresses isn’t built in to the payment system, please email both shipping addresses to after checkout.

International rates. If you are outside of the US and wish to subscribe, please contact us at and we will calculate shipping costs to your home.

Gift Subscriptions. If you would like to give a gift subscription to Deep Wild, simply click on one of the links above to complete your order, and change the shipping address to that of the recipient. If you would like us to include a gift card with your name, simply email us at with your request. Please put “Gift Subscription Info” in the subject line.  If you are paying by mail, just give us the gift info in a note.

Educational discounts. We do offer student and faculty discounts! For information on that please click here or contact us at


Donations of any amount are also gratefully accepted and will be acknowledged on our website and in our printed publications. To make a donation using a credit card or a Paypal account, click on the link below. Donations may also be mailed to the address above.

A $50 gift entitles you to a copy of Deep Wild 2020 and one of the books listed below, donated by our editors. Every additional $25 entitles you to an additional book (i.e., $75 would entitle you to two books, $100 to three, in addition to Deep Wild 2020.) To reserve your book, simply list the title(s) in the “Add a Note” option of the above link, or, if you pay by check, include a note. If you prefer to make a donation without selecting additional books, no such notes are needed.

  • ​Stone Wishes: On the Colorado Plateau, poems by Heidi Elizabeth Blankenship and photographs by Michael Salamacha (Legacy Book Press, 2019)
  • Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon, edited by Peter Anderson and Rick Kempa (Lithic Press, 2016).
  • Too Vast for Sleep,  poems by Rick Kempa (Littoral Press, 2020).
  • Café Schilling, a chapbook of poems by John Yohe (Tower Point Press, 2019)

Manuscript consultation. Founding editor Rick Kempa also offers ten 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

Feel free to contact us any time with questions 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!