Our mission is simple: we publish social change. And our vision is to see books reimagined to center the modern reader.

Founded in 2018, Lucky Jefferson is an award-winning literary journal and publisher that reimagines books by creating interactive and collaborative community experiences that center the writer and artist and cultivate inclusion and representation in contemporary literature. In 2021, Lucky Jefferson incorporated and became a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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; 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.

Learn more about us here and check out our latest interview here.

We love hearing your voice: 

submissions@luckyjefferson.com

Masthead​​

NaBeela Washington, Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Lyris Xu, Editorial Assistant

Kristine Pham, Internship Coordinator

Morgan Christie, Guest Editor (Awake)

Kyra Jee, Guest Editor (Sonder)

Patrese Washington, HR Consultant

Literary Illustrators (Summer ’22 Cohort)

Josie Ziemski
Adesewa Adekoya
Anna Rohde
Stacey zhu
Jessalyn Lu
Emily Tong
Paige Wynn
Alania Hinckson
Kitson Emery
Mac McGuire
Avery Slezak
Mikayla Bader
Megan Goff
Roxana Montoya

Former Contributors/Editors

Brandon McWilliams / Morgan Christie / Abigail Lopez / Melanie Hucklebridge / Ailun Shi

Board

Kesiah Bascom, Treasurer

Tiffiny Washington, Secretary

In Other News

Lucky Jefferson‘s Fareh Malik was announced as a finalist in Sundress Publications’ 2022 Best of the Net Anthology for his poem in Meliora.

Lucky Jefferson was featured in Poets & Writers annual Independent Publishing Issue.

Lucky Jefferson was announced as a finalist (and winner of Best Debut) 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.

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