Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Marybeth Holleman, Laura Pritchett, Todd Burritt, Peter Anderson, and many more '
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Jan 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
45-50
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
1
Issue Price: 
$16, with frequent sales announced on web site and social media
Subscription Price: 
$20 one year, $35 two, $45 three, includes domestic postage
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Deep Wild Journal is the home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. We seek work that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of backcountry journeys. By “backcountry,” we mean away from paved roads on journeys undertaken by foot, skis, snowshoes, kayak, canoe, horse, or any other non-motorized means of conveyance. 

Tips From the Editor

We are open to a wide spectrum of carefully-crafted work, from the personal to the political (however you construe that word). We invite you to send up to three poems or one or more prose pieces (creative nonfiction or fiction), double-spaced, up to about 3,000 words total. We will consider longer prose pieces of exceptional merit. Previously published is welcome, with permissions.

Each year, we sponsor a no-fee Student Writing Contest, with publication and cash awards for top winners. For the 2022 contest, we will be seeking creative nonfiction essays from students enrolled in graduate studies. Submissions accepted from November 15 to March 1. 

Contact Information

Rick Kempa, editor
2309 Broadway
Grand Junction
CO
81507
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Last updated: Nov 03, 2021