Consequence Forum is a nonprofit organization addressing the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence through literature, art, and community events. Their newest print edition of Consequence (14.1) features poetry by Aaron Brown, Lorelei Bacht, Sam Cheuk, Ryan Harper, Leo Fernandez Almero, Elisabeth Murawski, Gail Peck, Claudia Serea, John Thampi, Maša Torbica, Angela Voras-Hills, Lynn White, Vidhu Aggarwal, Joseph Cermatori, Chloe Martinez, Rajiv Mohabir, Sam Reichman, Priya Sarukkai Chabria; fiction by D.J. Cockburn, Brecht De Poortere, Joshua Nagle, J.B. Polk; translations by Alexander Dumas, J Kates, Marta Lopez Luaces, Charlotte Gartenberg, Anzhelina Polonskaya, Andrew Wachtel; nonfiction by Dianna Cannizzo, Elaine Little, Pamela Hart, Gerald McCarthy, Michael Riordan; and visual art by Ko Z.
Brotherhood (2018) is a 25-minute documentary written and directed by Meryam Joobeur that documents the story of a Tunisian shepherd’s family whose son left home to join the Islamic State at war as a consequence of the Arab Spring Uprising (2010-2013) and is now returning home to Syria. The film “dispels the stereotypical notions of what it means to be Muslim as it deepens our understanding of the Arab world.” A feature-length version is currently in development.
The Reading Period for Consequence is Now Open
Deadline: April 15, 2022
The reading period for Consequence Volume 14.2 is now open. We are after any and all literary work or visual art that deals with the human consequences and realities of war and/or geopolitical violence, but we are especially after translations, fiction, and nonfiction pieces. BIPOC and people from other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to submit. Visit website.
Consequence Volume 13 is now for sale! Although this is the first issue since our founding editor passed, the volume is still chock-full of provocative and sublime works dealing with the human consequences and realities of war or geopolitical violence. Check the flyer to see the star-studded contributors’ list.
Volume 13 of Consequence journal is now available! We’ve undergone a number of major changes since our founder, George Kovach, passed away last year, but what hasn’t changed in the least is our commitment to bringing you astounding prose, poetry, visual art, and translations that address the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence. See what you can find in this issue at the Consequence website.
Seeking Nonfiction and Translations
Consequence has a rich tradition of publishing engaging translations and nonfiction, including Richard Hoffman’s 2022 Pushcart-winning essay “Remembering the Alchemists.” We look to strengthen this tradition in both our Spring ’22 print volume and our online platform, so if you have exceptional work in either of these genres, please send them to us via consequenceforum.org/submissions. Deadline: October 15, 2021.
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Besides publishing the annual literary magazine Consequence in print, they also feature work on their website each month. On June 28, they released a new story by Cynthia Boorujy titled “Strange Teacups.” Besides reading the story, you can also listen to an audio recording. Also, don’t forget to check out the visual art series “I’m An Animal” by River LaMer for some stirring food for thought.
Consequence will open to submissions again on July 15! They are particularly interested in nonfiction and translations, but would love to receive any quality work centered on “the human consequences and realities of war or geopolitical conflict.”