Submission Received

Thank you for submitting your work to Lucky Jefferson!

You did it! We know how daunting, scary, and frustrating the publication process can be, but we’re also honored to know that you feel Lucky Jefferson can be a home for your work. And we’re eager to learn more about you through your submission.

We don’t believe in making people wait so you can expect a response from us within 6-12 weeks. Mysterious things do happen to derail our efforts to respond to you in a timely fashion. So if you haven’t heard from us within the timeframe noted above, we grant you a one-time “what’s the status of my submission” email to

And in the beautiful chance that something you’ve sent us is accepted elsewhere, please let us know by sending us a message in Submittable. In the event your entire submission is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission in full.

You’re invited to follow us on Instagram @lucky_jefferson and Twitter @_luckyjefferson.

And if you need a refresher on your rights, should your work be accepted, those can be found here.

Check out these new ways to get involved:

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And if social media isn’t your thing or you’d like to take a break from writing, consider supporting Lucky Jefferson through a donation:

Lastly, while you wait, we recommend checking out the latest issue of Awake, our digital zine for Black authors. You might also enjoy reading about strangers near and far in our latest print issue Sonder.

Thank you again for sharing your words with us.

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