Some colleagues and I have been working hard all winter and spring on a new and exciting venture: Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry, a literary journal that aims to provide a home for the best writing we can find that takes its inspiration from wild places where there are no roads. We are doing this for the simple reason that no one else has done so, and because writing that emerges from the backcountry, where the senses are fine-tuned and thoughts honed, deserves to be read.
We are well on our way to the release of our first issue this August. Deep Wild 1 will feature the work of thirty-three essayists, poets, and fiction writers, as well as a full-color excerpt from an illustrated trail journal and a beautiful cover by wildlands watercolor artist Andie Thrams.
Would you consider making a donation here in the month of May to our Kickstarter funding campaign? We have set a modest goal of $2,500 to help cover costs of production, printing, mailing for the first issue. Every donation, big or small, helps us reach our all-or-nothing goal.
To learn more about Deep Wild and to make a donation, please click on this link:
Thanks for considering this—and thanks too for passing this message on to any other lovers of open spaces and good words.
John Yohe, Fiction Editor