Deep Wild Journal Undergraduate Student Essay Contest

Deadline: March 15, 2020
Contact: Rick Kempa, Editor, Deep Wild, Deep Wild Journal
Email: [email protected]

The editors of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry invite students currently enrolled in undergraduate programs to submit essays for our 2020 Undergraduate Student Essay Writing Contest. We seek work that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of journeys to places where there are no roads. The length limit is 3,000 words. There is no entry fee. Up to three essays will be chosen for publication in the June 2020 volume of Deep Wild Journal, and the authors will receive cash awards of $100 and five copies of the journal. Contest submissions will be accepted between January 15 and March 15 at For more details, see our Contest Guidelines at Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the current issue of Deep Wild Journal beforehand. Educational discounts for students and faculty are available at

We welcome work from graduate students and all others during our regular submissions period—for poetry, December 31 and for prose and artwork, January 31. For more info, visit

Posted on October 22, 2019