You can purchase our Wildness Omnibus (2015–19) edition now!

Our mission

— established 2015

wildness was founded by Michelle Tudor and Peter Barnfather in 2015, 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 (Nov/Dec 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.

When speaking with Poets & Writers (Mar/Apr 2020), Eric Tran said of wildness: When I read an issue of wildness I’m prepared to be moved and surprised, bowled over by writers who are unafraid, or maybe afraid but still brave and capable, incisive and insightful.

In her 9 Online Poetry Journals to Read on a Rainy Weekend Morning feature (for little infinite), Lisa Marie Basile called wildness a literary journal unparalleled.

wildness was also included in Entropy Magazine’s Best of 2017 and Best of 2018 lists, in their presses, magazines, publishers and journals category.

We have also answered questions about the journal (and press) for some great places, inc. 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 feature.

Work published in wildness has been featured in or by 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.