Lunch Ticket Mission Statement
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.
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.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Antioch University Los Angeles’s MFA in Creative Writing program, founded by Los Angeles’ first poet laureate, Eloise Klein Healy. We are commemorating this occasion with a special edition of our literary journal. Lunch Ticket Special features both new and previously published works, exclusively by Antioch alumni. We hope to highlight the strides our alumni are making as literary citizens as each carry on their unique interpretations of the general mission statement. In this way, Eloise Klein Healy’s original vision continues to ripple outwards affecting change with published word and illuminating the scope of our varied landscapes.