Publisher’s description: Consequence is an international literary journal that addresses the effects 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. We provide the public with access to works from around the world to promote a clearer and more nuanced understanding of what’s at stake when a country chooses to wage war or engage in such conflicts. We publish online and in print stories, essays, interviews, poems, memoirs, reviews, visual arts, and translations.
The journal also sponsors readings and events through the Consequence Forum. Authors who have participated in these events include Nguyen Phan Que Mai, Teresa Fazio, MC Armstrong, and Phil Klay.
As one of our readers wrote: “It's not that the work of Consequence is vital—in an America mired in a forever foreign war, that's self-evident. It's that the work of Consequence is excellent, consistently piercing and true, devoted to hard reckoning and hard peace and writers who believe in both. When a new issue of Consequence arrives, I think of ole' Babel's wisdom: 'A well-thought-out story doesn't need to resemble real life. Life itself tries with all its might to resemble a well-crafted story.' Shards of real life on the page—that's what Consequence offers, better than any literary magazine going today.”
Consequence is an independent, non-profit magazine and a 501(c)(3) organization supported entirely by individual donations.