Mission

Consequence Forum addresses the consequences, realities, and experiences of war and geopolitical violence through literature, art, and community events. We provide the public with works and voices from around the world to promote a clearer and more nuanced understanding of what’s at stake in choosing to wage war or engage in conflict.

WHAT WE DO

Literary Journals

A biannual anthology of international authors and artists in both print and digital formats

Substack

Our blogging platform spotlighting guest contributors, book lists, and less-traditional work

Online Features

New biweekly prose, poetry, and visual art, including video essays and author readings

Of Consequence

An online series of readings, panels, and Q&As with artists and those with expertise in conflict

Writing Workshops

Online courses that help individuals develop their creative writing craft or professional writing skills

Partnership Opportunities

Opportunities for interns, volunteers, organizations, or those for whom cost is a participation barrier

COMMUNITY IMPACT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Newsletter Subscribers

Public Events Hosted

Translated Languages Published

Partnership Orgs

Conflicts Represented

What previous contributors and attendees have to say

Phil Klay—former Marine Corps officer, National Book Award Winner, and Guggenheim Fellow

In a culture where war-making is obscured, and the costs rendered invisible, Consequence performs the essential function of highlighting the experience of war from every angle, from participants and observers, combatants and civilians, and artists of all types across international boundaries. That’s why I’m especially grateful to have been included in their pages at a time when most other journals passed on my work. If there is a way forward, it must come from the sort of thinking and humanistic engagement done in the pages of Consequence.

Dzvinia Orlowsky and Ali Kinsella—shortlisted for the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize for their translation of Natalka Bilotserkivets's Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow

Consequence Forum gives dignity to damaged and threatened communities, to lives that refuse to settle silently in the thresholds between displacement and a sense of place and self. We are grateful to include our co-translations from the Ukrainian of poems by Natalka Bilotserkivets and Halyna Kruk among other voices that rise above hard-hitting realities to hard-earned revelations.

Elliot Ackerman—former Marine Corps special operations team leader, New York Times bestselling author, and National Book Award nominee

Consequence nurtures the voices of Veterans and brings their stories to both a reading audience and an artistic community, which they have created. Finding community and being heard is what allows Veterans to reintegrate into society, making the work done by Consequence essential.