Each work, or thing, included here is a small part of the greater whole. Individually, the things may represent a feeling, thought, or emotion. Together they represent a synergistic, cohesive voice. Collectively, they are no longer about a thing, but instead represent The Thing Itself.

The Thing Itself accepts submissions from students, staff, and faculty. The literary journal has traditionally been released at a publication party during OLLU’s Literary Festival in April. All entries are evaluated by the journal’s student editorial board and appointed faculty. Prizes are given in each genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art). Professionals outside the University community select the winners. Issue 39 is available online

 The Thing Itself 2012 Award Winners

The Thing Itself - Issue 39

Click for the full PDF of 2012 Winners
Faculty Advisor: Nan Cuba, MFA

Cover Art by Zachary Schreiber, "Skulls"
(Award Winner, Art and Photography)

Read past issues of The Thing Itself:

The Thing Itself - Issue 34
Heart Without Borders...
 ...Corazon Sin Fronteras

 The Thing Itself - Issue 35
La Vida Consciente/
 The Conscious Life
The Thing Itself - Issue 36
Palabras de Justicia/
 Just Words
The Thing Itself - Issue 37

LIT: The Fire Inside Us 


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