The ORB is now accepting submissions to its online platform on a rolling basis. We publish work on a weekly basis, according to our submission guidelines which can be found here.


Articles and Reviews:

We accept pitches on a rolling basis, to be published online. If you have a truly brilliant idea that can’t wait, please email with the subject ONLINE PITCH


Short fiction:

The ORB publishes creative, original fiction when it receives submissions of sufficient quality. Please send submissions to No longer than 2500 words.

We also run a short fiction competition three times a year, the winner of which is published in our print issue. The competition is advertised on Facebook and by email.



The ORB has published poetry by David Harsent, Simon Armitage, Jamie McKendrick, Stephen Romer, John Fuller, Jane Griffith as well as by many up and coming poets who are working towards a first collection.

We accept poetry submissions on a rolling basis and regularly publish new and emerging poets online. We also host a poetry evening three times a year. For enquiries and submissions please contact