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We at Orison Books believe that the best spiritual art and literature call us to meditate and contemplate, rather than asking us to adopt any ideology or set of propositions. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Such work is not merely about spiritual contemplation, but itself leads the reader into profound contemplation. It is not merely about the sublime, but itself has a sublime effect on the reader. It is not merely about the mystery of being, but itself heightens the reader’s sense of the mystery underlying the fabric of our daily lives. We seek to be broad, inclusive, and open to perspectives spanning the spectrum of spiritual and religious thought, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All religions, All sexual identities.

Publication Media & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 01 April 2021 (70.9 days from now). 0
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Religion/Spirituality (General, Spirituality).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Novella Novella30,000 - 40,000 words.
Story Collection Story CollectionMore than 30,000 words.
Novel NovelNo specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 words).
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 01 April 2021 (70.9 days from now). 2
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Religion/Spirituality (General, Spirituality).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poetry Collection Poetry Collection50 - 100 pages.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day.
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AccuracyWe have received 17 reports from 16 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported5 min | 113.1 mean avg | 122.0 median | 174 max days (44.9 std dev)
Responses82.35 %
Acceptances0.00 % No publication has a 0% acceptance rate. This data is based on submission reports sent to Duotrope, and we have not received reports of any acceptances yet.
Rejections82.35 % (131.0 avg. days per rejection) | 0.0 % personal, 71.4 % form, 28.6 % unspecified
Non-Responses17.65 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals17.65 % (29.3 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending60 responses are pending (1 min | 34.7 mean avg | 16.0 median | 668 max days waiting | 91.4 std dev) from 58 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

The most common submission fee paid: USD $25.00. (91.9 % of reports specified whether they paid a fee.)
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 29 Jul 2020.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 18 Apr 2020.

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Dates

Last Updated: 07 Dec 2020
Last Checked: 13 Jan 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 07 Dec 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 18 Feb 2015

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