Our mission

— established 2015

wildness was founded by Michelle Tudor and Peter Barnfather in 2015.

Personally, I love what wildness does.
Anis Mojgani

wildness believes Black lives matter. (Visit these BLM carrds to learn more.)

We were honoured when wildness was featured by Poets & Writers in their Nine New Lit Mags You Need to Read feature, mentioning that Wildness features formally inventive work by both established and emerging writers that embraces the mysteries of the self and the outside world. Also, when speaking with P&W, 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.

Such a beautiful journal of writing.
Victoria Adukwei Bulley

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 shortlisted in the 2020 Saboteur Awards in the ‘Best Magazine’ category.

A great and important journal.
Anthony Anaxagorou

We have also answered questions about the journal (and press) for some great places, including the Poetry Society of America’s Site Visits section, Moveable Type for AWP Writer, as well as the Chicago Review of BooksDear Poetry Editor feature.

wildness always leaves me floored.
Elle Nash

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, CLMP, NewPages, and Poets & Writers.