"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.
I was 6 in 1969, and the only connection I could make to the war in Viet Nam was that my Uncle David was there. I remember watching footage on our black and white TV, looking for my handsome uncle’s face. I was too young to understand, but I remember the images clearly.
Up to my eyes in grading for the end of the semester. Make art about a teacher, or teaching.
Doing an Interview Skills Consultation today. Make art involving questions and answers.
Last day of grading, semester ending. Make art about something coming to an end.
Had the most amazing conversation last night, with two young men servin in the Army, both scheduled for deployment in the next few months. One of the young men openly talked about the role faith plays in his life. He spoke with deep compassion of even the enemy he has trained to engage, and I was humbled and awed at how much grace and humanity these young warriors show. Make art about warriors.
Make art about decompressing.
v. de·com·pressed, de·com·press·ing, de·com·press·es
1. To relieve of pressure or compression.
2. To bring (a person exposed to conditions of increased pressure) gradually back to normal atmospheric pressure.
1. To adjust to normal atmospheric conditions after being exposed to increased pressure.
2. Informal To relax: decompressed after 12 hours of driving.