OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (November 9, 2023) –
Oklahoma City Community College’s literary and artistic journal the Absolute is inviting all OKC metro residents to submit entries for the 2024 edition through Dec. 1, 2023.
An annual publication from OCCC’s Arts and Humanities Division since 1972, the Absolutefeatures a variety of styles, including short fiction and nonfiction, poetry, photography and art. The journal is currently offered digitally and in print.
“This year, we are pleased to invite the entire OKC metro to be a part of the Absolute,” said Chilua Hughes, Absolute editor. “Our mission is to showcase the diverse talents of everyday Oklahomans. All are welcome to submit their works or simply enjoy the entries of others when the Absolute 2024 debuts in April.”
“For more than 50 editions, the Absolute has been a snapshot of Oklahoma talent each year, showing our attitudes and perspectives like a time capsule for future generations to understand,” said Jeff Provine, OCCC professor of English and Absolute coordinator.
All local artists in the OKC metro are encouraged to submit entries. Contributors do not have to attend OCCC. occc.edu/aeh/absolute/.No payment is offered or required for participation. Complete submission details and additional information is available at
Any entries received after Dec. 1 will be considered for the 2025 edition.
About Oklahoma City Community College:
Since its inception in 1972, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has been the heartbeat of the Metro, dedicated to empowering learners and strengthening communities. Serving nearly 18,000 students, we are committed to producing leaders. “Student Success, Community Enrichment” is our mission as we offer more than 60 degree and certificate programs that provide a steppingstone to further education or immediate career readiness. We remain dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, high-quality education that equips students to achieve personal and professional goals. OCCC is more than an institution; we are a community catalyst, fostering growth and success in our city, our workforce, and the lives of our students. Discover your potential at OCCC, where your future is our purpose.
Executive Director of Communication