Submission Guidelines


Visual Submissions: Abandoned buildings and overgrown structures.

We’re continuing our reader-sourced Murmuration section this summer, 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 abandoned buildings or overgrown structures for our Fall 2023 issue, which will focus on transience, displacement, and the unhoused. 

Submit 1-3 images, and if we select one, you’ll get a complimentary year-long subscription to Orion. Don’t worry about resolution or specs yet, but know that horizontally oriented photographs work best.

*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.

Submit your images through Submittable from May 15-June 1.

Questions? Write to




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

We are not currently accepting story pitches at this time. 


We do not accept unsolicited poetry submissions.