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Absolute Literary Journal

The Absolute
An Educational Resource of
The Division of Arts, English, and Humanities

Absolute is the literary and artistic journal of Oklahoma City Community College. Absolute has been published by the Arts and Humanities Division annually since 1972. The journal includes a variety of styles, including essays, fiction, poetry, photography, and art. 

Student editors seek works of short fiction and nonfiction, poetry, photography, and art. No payment is offered. Contributors are invited to the April sessions for writers and artists. Those individuals interested in submitting material should consult the Absolute Submission Form for details. Those individuals submitting work do not have to attend Oklahoma City Community College. We invite all submissions!

To view recent submissions to Absolute, please click on one of these links.

Absolute 2019

Absolute 2018

Absolute 2017

2017 Critic's Choice Awards

Absolute 2016

Absolute 2015

Absolute 2014

Absolute 2013

Absolute 2012

Absolute 2011

Absolute 2010

Absolute 2009

Absolute 2008

Absolute 2007

Absolute 2006

Absolute 2005

Absolute 2004

Absolute 2003

Absolute 2002

Current Student Editors

Ross A. M. Johnson

Brenna Rethford

Ronnie Shorter

Tiffane Shorter

Current Editors

April Jackson, Graphic Editor

Jon Inglett, Faculty Advisor

Marybeth McCauley, Faculty Advisor