Submission Guidelines


Winged creatures, from the Summer 2023 issue



Visual Submissions: Hearts! Love! Romance!

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 of hearts that aren’t hearts: leaves, petals, branches, buildings, bird wings shaped like hearts for our forthcoming issue about romance in the climate crisis. 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.

The submission window will run from August 15-31, 2023.

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Thank you for your interest in sharing your work with Orion. We are not accepting unsolicited pitches or submissions at this time.

Please write to with any questions, and keep your eye on this page for announcements around future pitch calls.




We do not accept unsolicited poetry submissions at this time.