Submission Guidelines

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Now accepting visual submissions

We’re continuing our reader-sourced Murmuration section this fall, and we need your help. Each season we put out a call for photography in response to a specific theme, then pick fifteen of our favorites to run as a group of 2 x 3 images in a grid format at the front of the magazine. This time we’re looking for images that depict borders, edges, and holes in the earth. Submit 1-3 images, and if we select one, you’ll get a complimentary year-long subscription to Orion. Horizontally-oriented photographs work best.

Deadline to submit: May 25, 2022


*By submitting these images to Orion for inclusion in the Murmuration section of the magazine you also grant us permission for non-exclusive potential future use of said images with proper attribution, if selected.


We do not accept unsolicited poetry submissions. 


We are not accepting any text submissions at this time.

But, we have a new pitch window coming soon! Next summer’s issue of Orion will explore the ecology of fairy tales. Send us pitches (no more than a page or two) for feature-length stories you’d like to write about the environmental origins and legacies of myths, folktales, and trickster tales. This submission period will open from July 1-15, and a link to Submittable will appear here ahead of time.

Thank you for your interest in sharing your work with Orion.

Please write to with any lingering questions.