Written by Emily Harstone August 8th, 2013

Lunch Ticket: Open For Submissions

Lunch Ticket is a journal that is produced by the MFA program at Antioch University. It is an established and respected biannual online journal. They publish short stories, flash fiction, essays, and poetry.

Lunch Ticket has a well formatted website that makes the work accessible and appealing. It is easy to navigate the issues on the site.

Lunch Ticket has a low acceptance rate. They accept under 5% of the work submitted to them for consideration. They also have varying response times. They take between a month and half a year to respond to most submissions.

When submitting to them manuscripts cannot contain any identifying information. Your cover letter should include name, email and physical address, as well as a 50-word bio. All submissions should be 12-point Times New Roman or Arial type, double-spaced (poetry can be single spaced), and paginated.

Only submit three poems at a time. Short stories and essays can be no longer then 5000 words. They do not accept previously printed material but they accept simultaneous submissions. Lunch Ticket uses the popular and easy to use Submittable service to manage their submissions.

The work they tend to choose is timely, sharp, poetry and prose. Like most online journals. They do not pay their authors.

Lunch Ticket is also one of the few journals that focuses on adults but still publishes a category of work they call writing for young people. These are usually straightforward tales, with a youthful focus.

If you are interested in submitting to Lunch Ticket I encourage you to read a few works in the same genre that you are submitting it, before proceeding. Since it is a free online journal this step will only cost you time.

In conclusion Lunch Ticket is a good journal to submit to because it is established, dynamic, and easily accessible.  You can visit their website here: http://lunchticket.org/.


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