Thanks for sending "—" to Orion—we’re honored that you’ve chosen to share your work with us.
Unfortunately, your piece was not selected to move forward at Orion, and so we must, with regret, return it to you. As you know, Orion publishes just six issues a year, which means that very few pieces make it into the magazine.
Thanks again, —, for considering Orion as a home for your writing. Best wishes for spring.
On behalf of Orion's editorial staff
Dear First Name,
Thank you for sending "Your Piece" to Orion.
Unfortunately, it was not selected to move forward. As you know, Orion publishes just six issues a year, which means that competition is stiff and very few pieces can make their way into the magazine.
Thanks for considering Orion as a home for your work.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your manuscript "Blank." This is a gripping and memorable story; the voice is strong and the narrative gritty, raw, and evocative.
This piece is not quite a fit for Orion, but please look for fiction forthcoming in the magazine and submit again in the future, if you would like.
We wish you the best in placing this work elsewhere and appreciate your consideration of our magazine as a home for your writing.
for the Editorial Staff