LITERARY ILLUSTRATOR & EDITORIAL PROGRAM

Lucky Jefferson‘s Literary Illustrator & Editorial Programs were created to cultivate educational opportunities outside of the classroom and reimagine the intersection of art and literature and engage the editorial needs of a publication.

MORGAN MCGLONE-SMITH, FORMER INTERN 
EDITORIAL, SALISBURY UNIVERSITY

“As a person studying and teaching rhetoric and composition, I was not sure if I knew enough about fiction and poetry to be the best editorial intern I could be. My worries quickly dissolved as I worked with NaBeela and the Lucky Jefferson team! They supported me as I developed fact-checking skills, worked with their editing software, interviewed writers, and worked with artists. This experience not only helped me work to complete LJ goals, but they also helped me complete my other academic and professional goals.”

EDITORIAL STUDENTS EXPLORE

• Reviewing and tracking submissions through a submissions manager
• Maintaining editorial processes, guidelines, and style guides
• Fact-checking and sustaining ethics and editing philosophies
• Copyediting and providing creative support for future themes
• Writing blog content

MOLLY CHURCHILL, FORMER INTERN 
ILLUSTRATION, MARYLAND INSTITUTE OF ART

“I learned how to collaborate with other illustrators and create illustrations alongside poetry.
I learned how illustrations can both emulate the feelings of a poem without being redundant and contribute to readers’ engagement in the writing.”

ILLUSTRATION STUDENTS EXPLORE

• Rendering illustrations using diverse mediums (watercolor, animation, ink, etc.)
• Generating creative awareness about published works and Lucky Jefferson 
• Typography, pattern making, and different methods of illustrating literature
• Formulating creative concepts and direction for special publication projects 
• Digital collaboration with other artists and students

YUETONG TSEN, FORMER INTERN 
ILLUSTRATION, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

“I learned so much during my internship with Lucky Jefferson and will definitely use my new skills in my education and future work.”

The Perks

Students develop new skills and a deeper understanding of publishing, their own aesthetic or writing style, and concepts learned in the classroom through hands-on application and collaboration.

Artwork created by Molly Mitchell, Illustration & Printmaking, Maryland Institute College of Art

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Earn College Credit

Complete an internship with Lucky Jefferson and earn experience that can be applied to your capstone, externship, or service-learning.  

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Diversify Your Portfolio

Create illustrations and content on a variety of subjects and themes.

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Work On Real Issues

We invite interns to work closely with us on print issues and digital content.

View the work of our students on the gram!

Learn more about our literary artists here.

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