Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your manuscript. 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. Sincerely, Erica Dorpalen, for the Editorial Staffp.s. Do you also think people are making it up when they say they can see "Orion, The Hunter" in all those flecks of star dust in the sky? I think it's a conspiracy.