Our mission

— established 2015

wildness was founded by Michelle Tudor and Peter Barnfather, and operates as an imprint of Platypus Press.

We were honoured when wildness was featured by Poets & Writers in their Nine New Lit Mags You Need to Read feature (October 2016), mentioning that “Wildness features formally inventive work by both established and emerging writers that embraces the mysteries of the self and the outside world.” wildness (alongside Platypus) was also listed on Entropy Magazine’s Best of 2017, in their presses, magazines, publishers and journals category.

We have also answered questions about the journal (and press) at some great places, including the Poetry Society of America’s Site Visits section, Moveable Type in AWP Writer, the Small Press Interview series from Entropy, as well as the Chicago Review of BooksDear Poetry Editor section.


Work published in wildness has been featured in Best of the Net, The Best Small Fictions, Bettering American Poetry and The Best American Essays, as well as on multiple occasions in Verse Daily’s Web Weekly feature.


You can find wildness listed on Duotrope, Poets & Writers, and CLMP.