2017 Consequence Magazine Women Writing War Award Information
FICTION JUDGE: Siobhan Fallon
POETRY JUDGE: Danielle Legros Georges
$250 Honorarium and Publication
SUBMIT: July 1, 2017 – October 1, 2017
The contests are open to women and those identifying as women. All other submissions will not be read.
Contest entry fees are non-refundable.
Entries must capture the nuances of the cultures and consequences of war; the topic is not limited to military matters, but includes social, political, and cultural subjects.
Entries must be submitted online, and a non-refundable $10 entry fee is payable through PayPal. Previously published works (print and electronic, including websites and blogs) and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered.
Announcing the 2016 Consequence Prize in Fiction Winner
Hester Kaplan selected the winning story: “Take the Last Right Turn on Lemon Avenue” by Jeff Burt.
About the selected story Hester Kaplan wrote:
“Take the Last Right Turn on Lemon Avenue” explores in beautiful and spare prose the unlikely—and life-saving—friendship between neighbors touched by war, one a Viet Nam vet, the other a Vietnamese man whose village was bombed when he was a boy. Initially wary of each other, and both isolated by loss, the two men find common ground and solace in the rituals of fishing together, and as the narrator describes it, a way to alleviate “the pain and feeling of chaos building inside me.” An exquisitely rendered episode of a fellow soldier’s death haunts “Take the Last Right Turn on Lemon Avenue,” a reminder that the echoes of war are always with us. This is a fully-felt, powerful, and deeply moving piece of work.”
Women Writing War Fiction Award guidelines.
Women Writing War Poetry Award guidelines.