Founded in 2018, Lucky Jefferson is an award-winning literary journal that generates interactive conversations around poetry and art by reforming the way journals are produced and shared.
Lucky Jefferson is proud to feature poets and writers who have never been published, marginalized perspectives, and those who sought to pursue writing later in life.
We exist to create spaces for those who wish to see themselves represented more boldly in the world; and we help those same few build an audience and reimagine joy for their work.
You can enjoy our print publications quarterly or four times a year.
We love hearing your voice:
NaBeela Washington, Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Patrese Washington, HR Consultant & Poetry Reader
Abigail Lopez, Guest Editor
Melanie Hucklebridge, Guest Editor
Literary Illustrator Interns (Summer ’21 Cohort)
CJ (Ji-Yoon) Han
Dramatic Writing Interns (Summer ’21 Cohort)
Editorial Interns (Spring ’22 Cohort)
Public Relation Interns (Spring ’22 Cohort)
Professional Extensive (Spring ’22 Cohort)
Brandon McWilliams / Morgan Christie
In Other News
Lucky Jefferson was announced as a finalist of the 2021 FIRECRACKER AWARDS by The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. Celebrate with us.
Lucky Jefferson‘s Mohamed Elhassan was recognized nationally by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for his poem in Awake.
Jim Harrington asks NaBeela Washington six burning questions.