The Thing Itself

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Inaugural Social Justice Issue

 The 43rd edition of The Thing Itself, a literary journal of Our Lady of the Lake University, is open for submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry with the theme of social justice. What is social justice? Is social justice the right to a fair distribution of liberty, freedom, and equality? The redistribution of wealth?  The right to lead a life with healthy food and shelter? The right to right what is wrong and to define what is wrong? Access: to health care, to education, and to respectable working conditions in the country of your choice? How does social justice encourage empathy and cultivate compassion? What is your creative response to social justice?