Founded in 2018, Lucky Jefferson is a literary journal and trove that confronts the challenges poets face as they seek publication and exposure. Readers can expect literature that highlights refreshing contemporary perspectives and promotes cultural diversity while fostering inclusive creativity.

Lucky Jefferson isn’t your typical literary journal—we generate constructive and interactive conversations around poetry, art, and publishing and redefine the way journals are produced and shared with readers and writers.

We are proud to feature poets who have never been published, marginalized voices, and those who sought to pursue poetry and writing later in life; we enjoy creating space for budding writers to build an audience and confidence in their work. 

You can expect to enjoy our publications quarterly or four times a year. Learn more about us here and check out our latest interview here.

We love hearing your voice:


NaBeela Washington, Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Brandon McWilliams, Guest Editor

Patrese Washington, ​HR Consultant & Poetry Reader 


Ariana Bagnato
Abigail Lopez

Literary Illustrator Interns (Spring ’21 Cohort)

Andrea Palmer
Melissa Eder
Adrienne Green
Liliana Melgar
Johnny Yat Kiu Chan
Garrett Zanin
Shashi Arnold
Alessia Fontecchio
Joe Bortner

Editorial Interns (Spring ’21 Cohort)

Clara Collins
Malcolm A Robinson
Dulce Mata
Karunya Bhramasandra
Sofía Aguilar
Lena Jackson
Tyler Ryan
Caroline Cabe
Joanna Buoniconti
Zoe Briscoe
Savannah Sonia
Noelle Pickard

Public Relation Interns (Spring ’21 Cohort)

Marina Chen
Angelina Scarlotta

Professional Extensive (Spring ’21 Cohort)

Emily Kelly
Elisabeth Schmitt
Stephanie Perales
Alec Brown
Ivonne Manon