Contests

The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Twice each year an author of a work of creative nonfiction will be selected for the Diana Woods Memorial Award by the Woods family, a member of the Antioch University Los Angeles MFA faculty in creative nonfiction, and a special guest judge. One author will be chosen for the Summer/Fall issue of Lunch Ticket and one for the Winter/Spring issue. The winning submissions will be published in Lunch Ticket and the recipient will receive $250.

The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts

Lunch Ticket is honored to host the Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts. The Gabo Prize is funded by writers, translators, and Antioch University Los Angeles MFA Alumni Allie Marini and Jennifer McCharen, who launched the prize to support the work of peer translators. One piece will be chosen for the Summer/Fall issue of Lunch Ticket and one for the Winter/Spring issue. The winning submissions will be published in Lunch Ticket and the recipient will receive $200.

Twitter Poetry Contest

Of all the global communities for art, Twitter allows a conversational space for poetry. The connections we make online and through networks such as school support the fellowship our work thrives on. Writers can’t always travel or afford academia, but the internet welcomes everyone. So we’re bringing the community to them, taking flight to the Twittersphere and opening up our mission of giving voice to those have been underrepresented or historically misrepresented and/or writing that engages with issues of social, economic, and environmental justice. Enjoy this smorgasbord of flavors.