The Thing Itself

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2018 CALL for Submissions

New for 2018: $200 prize for the best submission in short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry!

The Thing Itself, the literary journal of Our Lady of the Lake University, is open for submissions. We are accepting short fiction and nonfiction (up to 5,000 words), and poetry (up to three poems). Please send poetry submissions in one document. 

Send in your best work that promotes compassion, encourages equality, or addresses other social justice themes.

There is a $5.00 reading fee for each submission. When submitting, please include your name, email address, and short bio on your cover letter only. Each piece will be appraised through blind review process. 

**The editorial staff asks that no previously published works be submitted for review.

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2018. Submissions will be accepted through Submittable at: https://thethingitself.Submittable.com/submit