Lunch Ticket Literary Journal Issue 22 Striving for a more just world written over trees

LUNCH TICKET Publishes 22nd Issue and Announces New Mission Statement

The literary and art journal from Antioch University’s MFA community renews social justice mission.

Lunch Ticket, the literary and art journal from the MFA community at Antioch University, published its 22nd issue filled with fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, young adult, interviews, translation, flash prose, and visual art. With the launch of the latest issue, Lunch Ticket published a new mission statement, renewing its focus on social, racial, gender, and economic justice.

“We believe our diverse group of contributors and topics for Issue 22 embody what Lunch Ticket is all about,” says editor-in-chief Barbara Platts. “The pieces explore climate change, family, relationships, poverty, immigration, human rights, gun control, among other topics. Some of these works represent our mission by showing pain or hardship, other times humor or shock, but they all carry in them a vision for a brighter world.”

Pieces featured include an interview with social justice advocate and writer Kavita Das, a photo series by William Reichard, a fiction piece by Tanya Žilinskas, and a flash prose piece by Christine H. Chen.

Lunch Ticket serves as the host of two literary awards in each issue. For the 22nd issue, the winner of the Diana Woods Memorial Award, which was judged by writer, artist, and performer Nikki Darling, is “Here’s to the Breed of Flying Hens!” by Frances Ogamba. The winner of the Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts, which was judged by poet, translator, and editor Shook, is “Five Poems by Murilo Mendes,” translated by Baz Martin Gibbons.

“I hope you enjoy and are inspired by the pieces in Lunch Ticket Issue 22,” Platts says. “I hope you see our mission come through in the work. And I hope the issue gives you hope in people and in positive change.”

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