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.