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August 2023 eLitPak :: Consequence’s Fall Reading Period Open

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Deadline: October 15, 2023
The reading period for Consequence Volume 16.1 is open from July 15 through October 15. As always, we’re after the strongest work that deals with the consequences of war or geopolitical violence. We publish in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations, and Visual Art, though we are especially interested in increasing our Translations submissions.

BIPOC and people from other under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

View submission guidelines here.

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Magazine Stand :: Consequence – Spring 2023

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The Spring 2023 issue of Consequence (15.1) spotlights not only the consequences of war and geopolitical violence but also the diversity of such experiences—both external and internal. In this volume, for example, there are eighteen different countries represented, all of which portray any number of place-specific repercussions. In the art feature, the photos of Alfred Yaghobzadeh, relay the varied physical and cultural effects on Afghanistan and its people after decades of war. Likewise, Sandra Kolankiewicz’s poem, “Dear Famous Poet,” is a potent example of internal consequences as we witness the personal experiences of both a wounded vet as he’s teaching a class while being belittled and that of the young narrator, who is angered by this ridicule. There are fifty-six beautiful and highly-crafted pieces in this issue, and each is an example of just how far-reaching and singular the consequences of war and geopolitical violence can be.

Magazine Stand :: Consequence – Fall 2022

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The Fall 2022 issue of Consequence continues its mission of addressing the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence using literature and visual art to offer emotional as well as intellectual access to the experiences of victims, combatants, and witnesses of these conflicts. This newest issue features poetry by Tara Ballard, Milton Bates, Denise Bergman, Martine von Bijlert, Robert Bohm, Carl Boon, Laura Da’, Ejiro Edward, Ukata Edwardson, Alan Elyshevitz, Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto, Kennedy Amenya Gisege, D.A. Gray, Brian Patrick Heston, Preston H. Hood III, Charles Kesler, Molly Wadzeck Kraus, Jennifer LeBlanc, Connor McDonald, Eugene O’Hare, Aman Rahman, Ron Riekki, Thom Schramm, Leah Schwartz, Svetlana Sterlin, Ojo Taiye, and Jarred Thompson; fiction by Matt Burgess, Michael Conn, and Gillon Crichton; nonfiction by Kelly C. Flanagan, Bashir Sakhawarz, Victoria Elizabeth Ruwi, Tim Hildebrandt, D.C. Lambert, and Kim Clarke; translations by Salma Harland, Ali Kinsella, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Arno Bohlmeijer, and Anne Fischer; and art by Lindsey Harald-Wong.

Magazine Stand :: Consequence – Spring 2022

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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.

January 2022 eLitPak :: Consequence

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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.

View full January 2022 eLitPak newsletter.

December 2021 eLitPak :: Consequence Volume 13—Now for Sale

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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.

View the full December 2021 eLitPak Newsletter.

Consequence – Vol 13

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.

August 2021 eLitPak :: Submission Call for Consequence

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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.

View the full NewPages August 2021 eLitPak newsletter.

Consequence Forum Monthly Features

Screenshot of the June 2021 featured events, articles, and pieces of Consequence ForumBesides 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.”