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Each year we accept entries of unpublished single works in three genres (fiction, nonfiction, & poetry) for consideration for The Best Spiritual Literature Awards. The winner in each genre will receive a cash prize as well as publication in Best Spiritual Literature, an annual collection of the finest spiritually engaged writing that appeared in periodicals the preceding year. (The unpublished work selected for The Best Spiritual Literature Awards will be featured alongside the reprinted material.)

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
Want more insight into the affiliated editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s) of Orison Books.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2015

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 August 2022 11:59 PM EDT (in 27 days). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Religion/Spirituality (General, Spirituality).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 01 August 2022 11:59 PM EDT (in 27 days). 1
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Religion/Spirituality (General, Spirituality).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 8,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 8,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK OKText 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 August 2022 11:59 PM EDT (in 27 days). 4
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Religion/Spirituality (General, Spirituality).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

The Best Spiritual Literature Anthology Awards 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.
This project ranks among the 25 Slowest Nonfiction Publishers in our database.
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AccuracyWe have received 83 reports from 44 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported16 min | 195.8 mean avg | 180.0 median | 299 max days (38.8 std dev)
Responses98.79 %
Acceptances3.61 % of submissions accepted (183.3 avg. days per acceptance) | 6.82 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections95.18 % (198.5 avg. days per rejection) | 8.9 % personal, 88.6 % form, 2.5 % unspecified
Non-Responses1.20 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals1.20 % (16.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending65 responses are pending (1 min | 27.7 mean avg | 23.0 median | 65 max days waiting | 23.6 std dev) from 32 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 $12.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 28 Feb 2022.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 02 Aug 2021.

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Dates

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2022
Last Checked: 26 Jun 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 20 Apr 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 18 Feb 2015

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