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Best Spiritual Literature Editorial Nominations Orison Books

Editors of literary periodicals (print or digital) may nominate work in a single genre or in multiple genres to be considered for inclusion in our annual Best Spiritual Literature (formerly The Orison Anthology), which reprints the finest spiritually engaged writing from a broad and inclusive range of perspectives. Work selected for inclusion will appear alongside the winners of The Best Spiritual Literature Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. The author of any work selected for inclusion will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology; the periodical where the work originally appeared will also receive a complimentary copy.

The work may be by a single author or by multiple authors, as long as the total page count meets the requirements specified below.

By nominating work for inclusion in Best Spiritual Literature, you are indicating that you have acquired the permission of the author(s) to do so.

Editors may submit a scanned copy of print pages or a PDF file of the text.

Submission period: August 1 - November 1 each year

Single genre submissions: Submit up to 6 poems (40 pp. max), or up to 2 works of prose (any genre; 60 pp. max). If the work is not easily classified, submit up to 60 pages of text. In the file, include the author’s name and biography, the name of your periodical, and the issue number(s) in which the work appeared.

Multiple genre submissions: submit up to 3 poems (20 pp. max) and a work of prose (any genre; 25 pp. max). If the work is not easily classified, submit up to 60 pages of text. In the file, include the author’s name and biography, the name of your periodical, and the issue number(s) in which the work appeared.

There is no fee to nominate work for Best Spiritual Literature.

Editorial Nominations

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Editors of literary periodicals (print or digital) may nominate work in a single genre or in multiple genres to be considered for inclusion in our annual Best Spiritual Literature (formerly The Orison Anthology), which reprints the finest spiritually engaged writing from a broad and inclusive range of perspectives. Work selected for inclusion will appear alongside the winners of The Best Spiritual Literature Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. The author of any work selected for inclusion will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology; the periodical where the work originally appeared will also receive a complimentary copy.

This call is for work that appeared or will appear in your pages during the 2022 calendar year.

The work may be by a single author or by multiple authors, as long as the total page count meets the requirements specified below.

By nominating work for inclusion in Best Spiritual Literature, you are indicating that you have acquired the permission of the author(s) to do so.

Editors may submit a scanned copy of print pages or a PDF file of the text.

Submission period: August 1 - November 1 each year

Single genre submissions: Submit up to 6 poems (40 pp. max), or up to 2 works of prose (any genre; 60 pp. max). If the work is not easily classified, submit up to 60 pages of text. In the file, include the author’s name and biography, the name of your periodical, and the issue number(s) in which the work appeared.

Multiple genre submissions: submit up to 3 poems (20 pp. max) and a work of prose (any genre; 25 pp. max). If the work is not easily classified, submit up to 60 pages of text. In the file, include the author’s name and biography, the name of your periodical, and the issue number(s) in which the work appeared.

There is no fee to nominate work for Best Spiritual Literature.

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