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Fee-Waived Submission Pop-Ups

In an effort to increase the breadth of voices published, and provide financial relief to emerging writers, we offer fee-waived submission pop-ups where you can submit your work to upcoming print issues for FREE!

We normally charge a modest fee (between $2-4) for online submissions. This money fuels the publication (and shipment) of Lucky Jefferson as we are a budding independent journal with an all-volunteer staff.

Our "pop ups" generally last for 24 hours only and can be accessed through a special timed form.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for notifications about future fee-waived submissions pop ups per issue.

Upcoming Pop Ups

Introspection Issue

July 11
Facebook Event & Submittable Links Coming Soon

Submission Guide

Lucky Jefferson accepts sub­mis­sions of unpub­lished poetry on sub­jects relating to the current issue.

When submitting:

- Send no more than three poems in a submission. Submissions exceeding this limit should be submitted separately. Poems should be submitted in a single file, with poems separated by titles or page breaks.

- Include a cover page highlighting the poet’s name, email address, biography, and mailing address. Biographical statements should be two to three sentences or 50-75 words.

- We do not accept translations or work that has been previously published in print or online.

Accepted poets will receive one free copy of the issue in which their work appears and social media press. To keep things fair, previously accepted poets may only submit every other quarter or twice each calendar year.

We ask for exclusive first worldwide print and electronic rights for up to three months from date of acceptance and non-exclusive rights to include published works in our archive indefinitely