The editors of Deep Wild Journal: Writing from the Backcountry are currently accepting submissions for Volume 3, to be published in June 2021. We welcome submissions of original artwork that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of backcountry journeys. By “backcountry,” we mean away from paved roads, preferably more than a day’s journey by foot, skis, snowshoes, kayak, canoe, horse, or any other non-motorized means of conveyance. Work that does not fall within this backcountry spectrum, however excellent it might be, is not a good fit for us and should be sent elsewhere.
Specifically, we need color artwork for our cover, and black and white artwork for interior pages. Submit 1-3 color images for the cover or up to 8 black and white images of your artwork for the interior pages. We are also happy to consider graphic art and illustrated trail journals. At this time we are not accepting photographs. Previously published is OK, with permissions.
Artwork must be a high resolution image of at least 300 dpi, formatted in JPEG, TIFF, SVG, GIF, PNG, or PDF. Whatever image format, the resolution must be high enough to ensure accurate representation of the artwork in print.
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the work published in our first two issues. Visit http://www.deepwildjournal.com to subscribe, or to read selections published on our blog. To request our discount for students and faculty, please contact us at DeepWildOrders@gmail.com
Previously published work is welcome, so long as the rights are yours. Please identify as such in your cover letter. If your work is selected, we ask for the right to publish it in our print journal and also possibly on-line. You retain all rights to your work.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know at once, via Submittable, if your work is accepted elsewhere and is no longer available.
Response time: We will strive to respond to all submissions within four months after our submissions window closes (and often much sooner). If you do not hear from us after that time, feel free to query us.
Payment: Contributors will receive one copy of the journal in which their work appears, and a 40% discount on additional copies.
We look forward to seeing your work!