Submissions are considered for either print (Consequence journal) or our website (Consequence online). We are interested in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, reviews, visual art, and translations focused on the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence

We do not consider work previously published in English. 

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

If you've previously published in our print journal, please wait two reading periods before submitting again. Our goal is to publish a diverse and wide range of voices. 

This project aims to highlight the ongoing experiences of North and South Koreans as their countries remain inexorably entwined in war. We are looking for translated prose, poetry, and graphic/visual arts that engage with these experiences. Original works may be in any language other than English but should address issues resulting from (or directly related to) what we in the US call the Korean War (a.k.a. the 625 War, a.k.a The Fatherland Liberation War).

If you have questions about whether your submission is right for this project, please email Matthew at consequenceforum@gmail.com.

Sub Requirements

· In a single document, please submit the piece in its original language as well as the English translation.

· Please use 12-point, Times New Roman font

· Please have written permission to translate this work (which you can produce if so requested).

· In your cover letter, you should include: 1) A brief 100-200 word bio in third-person for yourself (and your co-translator, if necessary), and a brief 100-200 word bio in third-person for the original author(s); and, 2) A note about how this piece corresponds to our theme of war and/or geopolitical violence, why you have chosen to translate this piece, or what your translation process is like in general.

Thank you

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We welcome any fiction that focuses on the human consequences and realities of war or geopolitical violence.

  • Short story (up to 5,000 words)
  • Flash (up tp 3 pieces or 1000 words)
  • Excerpts (up to 5,000 words)

Note: If your work is a translation, please submit it through the Translations portal.

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We welcome poetry that focuses on the human consequences and realities of war or geopolitical violence.

Please submit up to five poems on one manuscript and label the file with the number of poems, e.g. “Three_Poems”

Note: If your work is a translation, please submit it through the Translations portal.

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We welcome any nonfiction that focuses on the human consequences and realities of war or geopolitical violence.

  • Interviews
  • Reviews
  • Essays (up to 5,000 words)
  • Narrative Nonfiction (up to 5,000 words)

Note: If your work is a translation, please submit it through the Translations portal.

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We welcome translations that focus on the human consequences and realities of war or geopolitical violence. 

· In a single document, please submit the text in its original language as well as the English translation.

· We accept submissions of translated poetry (three to five poems per sub) and translated prose (fiction or nonfiction, no more than two thousand words). Poems may be single spaced, but prose must be double spaced. We may consider longer pieces for an online feature, but please first email us at consequenceforum@gmail.org to pitch your piece.

· Please use 12-point, Times New Roman font

· Please have written permission to translate this work (which you can produce if so requested).

· In your cover letter, you should include: 1) A brief 100-200 word bio in third-person for yourself (and your co-translator, if necessary), and a brief 100-200 word bio in third-person for the original author(s); and, 2) A note about how this piece corresponds to our theme of war and/or geopolitical violence, why you have chosen to translate this piece, or what your translation process is like in general.

Thank you

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We welcome visual art that focuses on the human consequences and realities of war or geopolitical violence. For us, the term "Visual Art" has a broad meaning and would include graphic narratives and photo and video essays.

We're after pieces for our online Visual Art features, our eight-page print journal spread, and the covers of our bi-annual print journal. NOTE: if you would like to be considered for our print journal spread, please submit ten to twelve images. If you have any questions, please contact Matthew at consequenceforum@gmail.org. Thank you.

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