Lunch Ticket

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Please read the genre-specific guidelines before submitting to Lunch Ticket.

All genres are now open until October 31.

Lunch Ticket is an online literary and visual art journal, published in June and December. We are proud to host two prizes, the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction, and the Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts. We publish content throughout the year in our Amuse-Bouche: Spotlight series, featuring an individual writer or artist every other week. 

Our review periods:

January and July:

Amuse-Bouche: SpotlightLiterary submissions only, in all literary genres (Visual Art for Amuse-Bouche is submitted and reviewed in the Visual Art Genre)

February and August:

The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts 

February 1 to April 30 and August 1 to October 31:



Flash Prose


YA (13+)

Visual Art (all art submissions are considered for Amuse-Bouche and the next LT issue)

March 1 to April 30 and September 1 to October 31:


Creative Nonfiction

Literary Translation 

Multilingual Texts are welcome in all genres after The Gabo Prize closes


The fine print:

If accepted for publication, Lunch Ticket retains the first North American serial rights of the piece. 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.

If you are currently enrolled or a MFA graduate of Antioch University Los Angeles, we ask that you refrain from submitting to Lunch Ticket and Amuse-Bouche: Spotlight for at least two years from your graduation date. We do not accept submissions from the AULA MFA program's faculty or staff.

Amuse-Bouche: Writers Read publishes literary annotations written by AULA MFA students and alumni in an occasional series. The submissions for this section are currently closed, and when open, are only available to AULA MFA students and alumni.