Print & Art Lunch Ticket’ Call for Artists & Writers
International Deadline: Varies – Lunch Ticket is the online literary and art journal published by the MFA community of Antioch University (AU), a program devoted to the education of literary artists, community engagement, and the pursuit of social, economic, and environmental justice. The editors of Lunch Ticket share AU’s mission and values. With a commitment to publishing the best literary writing and visual art, we encourage submissions from underrepresented and marginalized artists and writers.
- Main Issues are published in June and December, with reading periods from March 1 to March 31 and September 1 to September 30.
- We are proud to host two prizes in each of our main issues: the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction and The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts. Both prizes are open for submissions in February and August.
- Our Amuse-Bouche: Spotlight series is published every other Monday throughout the year, showcasing an individual writer or artist. We review literary submissions in all genres during January and July; art is selected from submissions to the Visual Art category during the main Lunch Ticket review periods.
- School Lunch: a curated bi-weekly feature offering fiction, poetry, flash prose, personal essay, YA, and creative nonfiction, from writers ranging from ages 13-17.
- Twitter Poetry Contest: a monthly feature of poems collected through our Twitter page @LunchTicket1
Lunch Ticket and our Amuse-Bouche: Spotlight both publish:
- Creative Nonfiction (and the Diana Woods Memorial Award)
- Flash Prose (any genre)
- Literary Translation (and The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts)
- Visual Art (painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, mixed-media, graphic narratives, and other 2D work)
- Writing for Young People (13+)
We welcome multilingual submissions in all genres.
Our submissions are always free.
If accepted for publication, Lunch Ticket retains the first North American serial rights of the work to publish, produce, reproduce, distribute, and market. All other remaining rights revert to the author upon publication. If the work is published again, we ask for a credit line to indicate that the work first appeared in Lunch Ticket.