Wanna Join The Lucky Jefferson Squad?

Pick your path and consider joining our team: 

Guest Editor / Translation Editor



Literary Illustrator Internship — Start Date: September 4, 2023



Literary Illustrator Internship — Start Date: February 5, 2024


Literary Illustrator Internship — Start Date: May 8, 2024

For internshipsAfter reviewing the listing, send your application to luckyjeffersonlit@gmail.com.

Lucky Jefferson is proud to be an organization that actively partners with and recruits people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBT+ and gender non-conforming people. 

Spring 2024Summer 2024Fall 2024
Internship TermFebruary 6 – April 21May 8 – July 14TBD
When You Should ApplyPresent – November 30Present – March 1Present – July 31
Invitations Sent ByJanuary 6, 2024April 1, 2024August 14, 2024

*Apply early. Cohorts often reach full capacity before application periods end.*

Use your voice to shape literature and arts in Illinois.

With support from Illinois Humanities, Lucky Jefferson is surveying Black-identifying writers and artists residing in Chicago’s North Side, West Side, and South Side neighborhoods to better evaluate the needs and interests of local creatives.

Learn more here.

Call For Chapbooks

Recently published a chapbook or collection of poetry? Let us review it!

Please email the following to luckyjeffersonlit@gmail.com:

  • A link to or pdf of your book
  • Book cover art

Selected chapbooks receive a full write-up that is published on luckyjefferson.com and social media press.

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