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.