"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

In honor of and with gratitude to all who have served, continue to serve, and their families, and to those who strive to help us remember, to help us heal, to help us continue to honor the stories and voices of our warriors. 

Thanks to George Kovach, Catherine Parnell, and all of the other dedicated editorial staff at Consequence. c

CONSEQUENCE is an independent, non-profit literary magazine published annually. We publish short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, visual art, and reviews primarily focused on the culture of war.

Guidelines from their website: 

General submissions are currently OPEN.

Reading period: March 1 – July 1

WRITERS whose work has appeared in the magazine include: Homero Aridjis, Peter Balakian, Sven Birkerts, Kevin Bowen, Martha Collins, Martha Cooley, William Corbett, Anne Germanacos, Mohammad Kazem Kazemi, Phil Klay, Christopher Lydon, Fred Marchant, Askold Melnyczuk, Ed Ochester, Joyce Peseroff, Hilary Plum, Peter Dale Scott, Bob Shacochis, Brian Turner, Afaa Michael Weaver, and Bruce Weigl.

CONSEQUENCE welcomes unsolicited submissions during the reading period between March 1st and July 1st. We do not consider previously published work.

Online Submissions Only.

Submissions must be submitted through our online submissions manager. We no longer accept mailed or emailed submissions.

For fiction and non-fiction: please submit one piece of no more than 5,000 words.

For poetry: please submit up to five poems of any length. Translations are acceptable if the author’s permission has been granted.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.

Each submission may be accepted for publication in the print edition of CONSEQUENCE and CONSEQUENCE Online.

CONSEQUENCE is an independent, non-profit magazine, and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

We currently do not offer compensation for published work.


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