Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Lunch Ticket Looking For Submissions #seanocarolan.com #Writing #Submissions #opportunities


Lunch Ticket is a biannual journal published by the MFA community of Antioch University of Los Angeles, a program that is devoted to the education of literary artists, community engagement, and the pursuit of social justice.

Although the editors of Lunch Ticket share the Antioch MFA program’s mission and values, our commitment is to publish the best literary writing and visual art, regardless of subject matter or theme. We encourage submissions from Antioch’s alumni. However, graduates of Antioch’s MFA program must be two years out of the program in order to submit for publication in Lunch Ticket.

Please read these guidelines thoroughly before submitting to Lunch Ticket. Submissions that do not adhere to our guidelines will be automatically rejected without being read.

We will be reading submissions for the upcoming Summer/Fall 2015 issue from February 1st to April 30th. We are soliciting fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people, translations, and visual art. Only creative nonfiction submitted between the 1st and 28th of February will be eligible for the Diana Woods Memorial award, and creative nonfiction submitted between March 1st and April 30th will be considered for the upcoming issue. Works in translation submitted between the 1st and 28th of February will be eligible for the Gabo Prize, and translations submitted between March 1st and April 30th will be considered for the upcoming issue.Reading for our bimonthly treat Amuse-Bouche will be January 1st-January 31st.

We accept simultaneous submissions. We only ask that you please contact us if your piece is published somewhere else so we might free up room for other authors.

We do not accept previously published literary work.

Manuscripts should not contain any identifying information. Your cover letter, which should be separate from the submission, must include name, email and physical address, and a 50-word bio. All non-visual art submissions should be 12-point Times New Roman or Arial type, double-spaced (poetry may be single spaced), paginated. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in a work being returned unread.

We accept visual art in any medium, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Visual art may not be reproduced in another contemporary literary journal, but may be reproduced elsewhere, such as on the artist’s own website, a gallery website, or in an art journal alongside a review of the artist’s work.
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Writing for Young People: Please submit work in .doc or .docx format, up to 5,000 words maximum. All manuscripts should be in 12-point type. Please number your pages as well. You may submit pieces individually or as one document. For flash fiction or nonfiction, you may submit multiple pieces not exceeding 5,000 words collectively.
Poetry: Please submit no more than 3 poems (not more than 10 pages total) in .doc or .docx format. All manuscripts should be in 12-point type. Please number your pages as well. You may submit pieces individually or as one document.
Translation: Please indicate whether your translation falls under poetry or prose, and refer to standard Lunch Ticket guidelines for work submitted in our preferred format. Please include the original work along with your translation, and a document showing that you have permission to publish the original work. Original, bilingual work may be submitted under the translation category; if this describes your work, please indicate this clearly in your cover letter, as the permissions requirements for your submission will be different. Please note when submitting translations that the responsibility for clearing rights and permissions for the translated works, and the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator. If you are unsure whether or not you have obtained the correct permissions, we suggest you contact ALTA, or use their resources to ensure that you are in compliance with our requirements for publication: http://www.utdallas.edu/alta/publications/alta-guides
Visual Art: Submit 8-10 images in JPEG, PDF, TIFF, GIF or PNG format. Number each image, and name each image this way: 1_yourlastname_title. If the title of a work is long, you may abbreviate it in the image name. Also (important) submit an artist statement of 50-400 words and a list of submitted images (with image number, name, title, dimensions, medium, and date). The statement and image list should be in .doc, .docx, or PDF format, and titled yourlastname_statement. If you’d like to submit a biographical blurb about yourself, please do. We’d love to know more about you. If your work is accepted for publication, we will ask for a short bio, and you’ll have a chance to edit your statement for publication.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to view your work.

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