Orion (magazine)

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Logo Orion Magazine 2017.svg
Editor-in-ChiefH. Emerson Blake
Categoriesnature, culture, environment
Paid circulation17,000
Total circulation
First issueJune 1982
CompanyThe Orion Society
CountryUnited States
Based inGreat Barrington, Massachusetts

Orion is a quarterly, advertisement-free, nonprofit magazine focused on nature, culture, and place addressing environmental and societal issues.

It has published such authors as Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Michael Pollan, Mark Kurlansky, Derrick Jensen, Sandra Steingraber, Gretel Ehrlich, Bill McKibben, Barbara Kingsolver, Rebecca Solnit, Cormac Cullinan, Erik Reece, James Howard Kunstler and E. O. Wilson.

In 2010, Orion was the recipient of Utne Reader magazine's Utne Independent Press Award for General Excellence.[1]

Orion Book Award[edit]

Since 2007, the magazine has administered an annual book award competition, which is described by the magazine as "given annually to a book that addresses the human relationship with the natural world in a fresh, thought provoking, and engaging manner. Four additional books are named as finalists."[2][3]


  1. ^ "Winners of the 2010 Utne Independent Press Awards". Utne Reader. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Announcing the 2013 Orion Book Award Winner". Orion magazine.
  3. ^ "Past Winners: The Orion Book Award". Orion magazine.

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