Mission Statement

Sanjoy Bose, Oblivion 1, 2016, Watercolor on Archival Paper, 22

Oblivion 1, 2016

Established in 2012, Lunch Ticket strives to balance cutting edge literary and visual art with conversations about social justice and community activism. We publish interviews, personal essays, and craft annotations alongside the best in creative nonfiction, fiction, flash prose, literary translation, poetry, visual art, and writing for young people by new, emerging, and established writers.

We embrace Antioch University’s mission to provide “learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.” As such, our volunteer editorial and production teams are staffed entirely by Antioch University MFA students and alumni, allowing them to engage with the greater literary community and gain professional experience working in the publishing industry.

The name Lunch Ticket pays homage to Antioch University’s historic focus on issues that affect the working class and underserved communities. We publish writers and artists who have been marginalized and underrepresented, or historically misrepresented, and welcome work that engages with issues of social, economic, and environmental justice. We are here to foster community and build a future with equity in publishing.